During a Financial Analyst Meeting, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner revealed that the company would be releasing a beta version of Internet Explorer 9 in September. Others are hinting at September 2nd for the specific release date.
The images above and below are from Chinese website cnBeta who claim these are screenshots of IE9. The images show the browsers new Chrome like “Popular Sites” page, as well as the new Download Manager. While the screenshots show a UI seemingly the same as IE8, many have reported that the browser will indeed get a full facelift before its official release.
We’ll keep you posted, as always, when more information about the beta of IE 9 is revealed.