IE10 for Windows Phone 8 will finally be competent in HTML5
posted by Michael H. / May 11, 2012, 7:18 PM
If you were to check HTML5Test, IE9 would only get an overall score of 138 (out of 500), which put it just ahead of the stock browser of the Nintendo 3DS, and just behind the Android 2.3 stock browser. However, IE10 in Windows Phone 8 is changing that. IE10 has been getting a bit better since the first test results came out a couple months ago, and now the browser has earned a respectable 300 on the test. Which would put it just ahead of the stock Android 4.0 browser, and just behind Safari on iOS 5.1.
Of course, respectable is one thing, but even with a score of 300, IE10 doesn't come all that close to the reigning HTML5Test champs. At the top of that list is the new Tizen browser, which has been the first mobile browser to break 400 on the test. Even BlackBerry 10 scored 381, which put it ahead of both Opera Mobile 12, and Chrome Beta, which had been the high standard when it was first released.
Still, 300 is a respectable score, and should go a long way to having a more modern browser as part of Windows Phone.
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i think WP7 is a very balanced OS. Its nice and clean. But the chance of me leaving android is when pigs fly.
posted on May 11, 2012, 8:05 PM 1
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That's just a beta can wait to have it on my white lumia 900 WP best is ever lol .
posted on May 11, 2012, 9:43 PM 6
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same, I was worried that the lumia 900 wouldn't get windows phone 8 so I contacted them and they said it was and they are also providing camera improvements
posted on May 11, 2012, 10:10 PM 4
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sorry I just saw this now but here you go I saved it just encase somebody asked :Dhttp://i621.photobucket.com/al
posted on May 26, 2012, 11:30 PM 0
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You should read thehttp://wmpoweruser.com/at-least-nokia-care-thinks-the-nokia-lumia-900-is-upgradable-to-windows-phone-8/ article ;-) I gave you some cred there at the bottom for your find when I tipped them! ^^
posted on Jun 03, 2012, 5:25 AM 0
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Android needs to learn to innovate, its always copying like its counterpart Samsung.
posted on May 11, 2012, 10:33 PM 3
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At the moment I couldn't care less in the score on the html5 test, for me the IE9 (and 8 for that matter) on Windows Phone is so much more smoother than on any phone, Android and iOS alike.
posted on May 12, 2012, 7:28 AM 0
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HTML5 support is nice to have. But my biggest issue with IE on Windows Phone is not being able to play videos. When I go to sites like engadget.com I usually find that about 1/3 of the videos cannot be played. And I cannot watch streaming video like the engadget podcast. When I go to sites like abc.com or Amazon Prime it tells me I need Adobe Flash. I watch allot of online videos so this shortcoming keeps me running Android and just using my WP phone sometimes. And the main reason I use the WP phone is the physical camera button and 16 MP camera on the HTC Titan 2 not because of the OS. In my opinion Windows Phone OS is still only half done compared to Android. It does seem to have much better battery life though.
posted on May 12, 2012, 12:19 PM 0
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Personally, IE9 on my Lumia 900 is the best mobile browser I've ever used. IE10 can only improve it.
posted on May 12, 2012, 10:10 PM 0
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