Google hits Internet Explorer hard and recommends Firefox and Chrome to use with Gmail
Google is informing users of gmail that, in order for their service to work faster, use either Firefox or Chrome. But the competition internet explorer, does not appear even remotely. For that reason the network begins to ask Does Google want to take IE out of the market? The answer is more than logical: yes, it does.
When users enter their email account, a red message appears that says “Get faster Google Mail” and, when we enter that section, it recommends using Google Chrome or Firefox.
This is what the message says:
Browsers are getting faster and better at running web applications like Google Mail that use browser technology to the limit. To get the best experience with Google Mail, we suggest you switch to a faster browser that works on Windows.”
And, further down, it is explained that IE version 8 is under development and is currently only in beta.
The reality is that I was surprised by this “move” of Google. While we all know that IE is literally awful compared to Firefox or Chrome, usually the browser company’s strategies are much softer and go unnoticed.
Likewise for now Google is only recommending IE7 users to download the other browsers. When someone enters with IE6, they also recommend IE7. But they consider that if the person downloads it later, they will continue to say the message and recommend Firefox or Chrome, we are practically in the same situation.