Latest build of IE10 shows benchmark improvement, Windows 8 boot screen updated

One of the new features that will be shipping with Windows 8 is Internet Explorer 10. The new platform will bring several updates to the browser and one such feature will be its compatibility with HTML5.  

In a pre-Release Preview build of Windows 8, Canouna on Winunleaked posted up that the build of IE10 is up to 10.0.837X.0 (up from 8250.0 in the Consumer preview) and has a current score of 319 points on the Html5test.com. For comparison, IE9 gets a score of 138 and IE10 from the Consumer Preview received a score of 316. While not a major improvement from the Consumer Preview build, it is a step in the right direction.

There is another small change in the latest builds of Windows 8 and that comes in form of the splash screen. The image you see below is the boot screen (via Win8China) that replaces the beta fish from the Consumer Preview. Not a major change, but again, a small refinement for the Release Preview.

All of these small changes are occurring as Microsoft marches towards the release preview that will be available in early June. While we do not expect to see any major feature implementations, small refinements will be prevalent as Microsoft prepares the platform for general availability.

 

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