As we all know by now, Windows 8 comes with Internet Explorer 10. Just recently, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 would come with the new Internet Explorer 10 browser too. In an official blog post, Microsoft outlines the differences between Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8.
In an official blog post, Microsoft outlines the differences between Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8. Apparently, IE10 on Windows Phone 8 does not support inline video nor does it support new manipulation views for touch panning and zooming (except for -ms-touch-action). IE10 on Windows Phone 8 also doesn't support multi-track HTML5 audio, ActiveX, VBScript, drag and drop APIs, or file access APIs (with the exception of blobs). Features such as link previews, pinned site icons and notifications, as well as support for connecting sites to apps is also not supported. "Also in Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone, Window.open does not return a valid window object. This is because on the phone each “window” is isolated in its own sandbox," Microsoft adds. So there you go. Will these differences make your experience using IE10 on Windows Phone 8 less productive?