Graded Browser Support Update: Q3 2012

By Eric FerraiuoloJuly 27, 2012

GBS Changes

Specific changes for this update include:

  • Revised support for fast iterating Firefox browser; Firefox testing coverage is now recommended for the latest major, stable version of the browser.
  • Revised support for Safari browser on non-mobile; Safari testing coverage is now recommended for the latest major, stable version of the browser on desktop operating systems.
  • Discontinue coverage for Safari on iOS 3.
  • Add coverage for Safari on iOS 5.
  • Add coverage for WebKit on Android 2.2.† and 2.3.† explicitly.
  • Add coverage for WebKit on Android 4.†.

Browser Test Baseline

Internet Explorer 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0
Chrome † Latest stable
Firefox † Latest stable
Safari Latest stable (desktop) iOS 4.† iOS 5.†
WebKit Android 2.2.† Android 2.3.† Android 4.†

Notes:

  • The dagger symbol (as in "iOS 5.†") indicates that the most-current non-beta version at that branch level receives support.
  • No guidance is given on iOS or Android OS device usage. The recommendation is that you choose the devices that are most representative of your user base for each OS.

GBS Forecast

  • Discontinue coverage for Safari on iOS 4.
  • Add coverage for Safari on iOS 6.
  • Add coverage for Chrome on Android 4.1.
  • Add coverage for IE 10.

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