Google Analytics is going to stop providing support for Internet Explorer 8 by the end of the year.
Google has announced that the Analytics service is going to stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year.If you are a Google Analytics user, you are only going to be able to use Micrososft´s browser if it is on IE9, IE10, or IE11. This change is only affecting IE and the browsers that are still being supported are Firefox, Chrome, Safari and other modern browsers. So far there is no exact date when the support is going to end they did say that users have more than three months in order to prepare for the change. So now you now, if you have IE8, you have until December16th to upgrade to IE9+ or start using another browser.
Google did give an explanation as to why they are changing this and they said it was to accelerate the pace they innovate new product features and the second reason was to facilitate adoption of newer web technologies in the design of Google Analytics. IE9 can only be found in Windows Vista and 7 whereas IE10 and IE11 are only found in Windows 7 and 8. IE8 and its predecessors are loosing users but at a very slow rate. Microsoft wants to take away business fro XP and re-direct it to Windows 7 or 8 but that may take a while.