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Google moves on, ditches old browsers

Next time you want to ignore the update notification, you might want to reconsider. Reportedly, Google is all set to take away support from old internet browsers from August.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2011 12:27 IST

Next time you want to ignore the update notification, you might want to reconsider. Reportedly, Google is all set to take away support from old internet browsers from August 1.

Users of Internet Explorer 7, Safari 3 and Firefox 3.5 and all previous versions will lose some functions from August 1.

This is a step towards phasing out old internet browsers and if you refuse to upgrade this time, you might not be able to get full access to Gmail, Google Calender, Google Talk and Google Docs.

In fact, the company has warned that if users fail to upgrade, the services will eventually stop working all together, reports Daily Mail.

Google's vice president of engineering Venkat Panchapakesan said on his blog, "These new browsers are more than just a modern convenience, they are a necessity for what the future holds. Older browsers just don't have the chops to provide you with the same high-quality experience."

Google is encouraging users to upgrade to safeguard them from digital attacks.

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