Microsoft has finally detailed the features and improvements from IE10 in the debut version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The company had first announced IE11 for Windows Phone 8.1 at its Build 2014 conference in April, alongside the introduction of Windows Phone 8.1 itself. The blog post details features for the current very limited number of Windows Phone 8.1 users.Microsoft notes that it will release separate posts for developers soon.
Microsoft crowed about advances in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this week, but so far reviews from users are mixed. Microsoft detailed in a blog various security, privacy, speed and interface enhancements to the browser, but people aren’t completely happy with the way it works on the upcoming version of the smartphone OS. Windows Phone 8.1 is available in a developer’s preview version and is due to ship in final form in the coming months. Non-developers can install it as well by following these steps. There are several recurring complaints from commenters, many focused on the way IE 11 handles Web page tabs, which unhappy users described as erratic, confusing and inconvenient.