The MeeGo-powered Nokia N9
comes with an all-new HTML5-enabled browser – a crucial piece of software for the Finns, who failed to deliver a contemporary browser in Symbian^3, at least before the Anna update. Maybe that's the reason why Nokia picked “the browser that doesn’t annoy me” motto for the browser in the N9 and to a certain extent it seems that the company has succeeded with meeting this goal.
There are three ways of using the browser
: you can just type in addresses, pick them from your bookmarks or tap a shortcut from the launcher. It supports pinch-to-zoom and double-tap to zoom, as well as increasing the font without affecting other elements.
But the biggest downer is the lack of Adobe Flash support
. You'd have to completely rely on HTML5, which might be good in the future when the standard gets widely adopted, but currently a big part of the web is in Flash. Luckily, though, YouTube already delivers content via HTML5 and the N9 browser makes use of that. Check out the screenshots below and don't hesitate to share your feelings towards Nokia's decision to go Flash-less!