On the 26th October 2012 Microsoft will realease it’s newer version of Internet Explorer, IE10. Soon after on the 15th November 2012 Google Apps will drop the support for Internet Explorer 8.
Last year Google announced that they would supports all current versions of the most popular browsers and its prior version. This means when a a newer version becomes available, Google begins supporting the update and stops supporting the third oldest version.
Currently Google Apps support Google Chrome; which automatically updates when it detects a newer version so no need to worry if you use this browser, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
The problem Microsoft are faced with, is that Windows XP only supports IE8 and lower versions. This means anyone running the Windows XP operating system and want to use Google apps will have to run a different browser.
Most importantly IE8 is one, if not the most widely used browser in the world with a usage share of 25%, and 47% of users who used an Internet Explorer browser used IE8.