We’ve been testing the final release of iOS 7 over the last few days against our usual battery of HTML5 tests. Normally we’re effusive about new releases of iOS to the point of fanboy-dom, but this time, and for the first time ever, we’re disappointed.
In our last HTML5 scorecard, we took a look at the Microsoft Surface vs. the iPad gen4 and gave our nod to the iPad as the best HTML5 platform on tablets. This time, we’re putting the just launched BlackBerry Z10 running the new BlackBerry 10 OS through the test wringer.
This week, we’ve been putting both the iPad gen 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces to see how they stack up as HTML5 platforms.
Last month, RIM released OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. We were already very impressed with the PlayBook 1.0 browser, and we were anticipating more, new and better. We put it through our HTML5 test wringer, and were pleased to find that the PlayBook 2.0 browser is an excellent upgrade, adding new features and upgraded performance in several areas. Notably, it features the first HTML5 color picker input type that we’ve seen on mobile, advanced SVG filters as well as a perfect Acid 3 score.
Our HTML5 scorecard typically focuses on what HTML5 developers need to consider when developing for a platform or mobile operating system. Both iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 are significant updates in the Apple ecosystem, and they impact HTML5 developers. In today’s HTML5 scorecard we’ll look at them independently, explore a few of the issues we found and give developers some guidance on how to work both the new iPad and with iOS 5.1.
As part of our continuing series on the HTML5 capabilities of new mobile platforms, today we’re taking a look at the new Chrome for Android browser beta for Android 4.
As part of our series on the HTML5 capabilities of new mobile platforms, today we look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first device to ship with Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Will Android 4.0 be a major step forward?
As part of our continuing series on the HTML5 capabilities of new mobile platforms, we’re taking the measure of the new Amazon Kindle Fire. Join us as we take a look at how the device stacks up as an HTML5 app platform.
Whenever a new device or mobile operating system comes out, we do a HTML5 Developer Scorecard, to help folks who are building mobile web apps understand how to take advantage of these new devices. Today, we look at HTML5 on Apple’s iOS 5.