Ice Cream Sandwich gets its HTML5 scorecard
Sencha has put together an HTML 5 scorecard for Ice Cream Sandwich using the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and has found that ICS is a huge step forward for Android, but still lags behind iOS just a bit in features. In testing ICS, Sencha used a variety of tests including: Acid3, SunSpider, Modernizr, Animator and Touch Kitchen Sink.
Where Android fell a bit short of iOS was in the APIs supported. There is no support for History Management, Web Workers, Web Sockets, and some input types. The most important of these is Web Sockets, which would allow for real-time web. Still, the ICS browser is a big improvement for Android, and should definitely allow developers to do some pretty cool stuff.