Nokia brags with best-in-industry HTML5 performance on the N9 browser, downplays Flash support
posted by Victor H. / Jun 28, 2011, 6:56 AM
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.
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.
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!
source: Nokia Conversations
Flash-less? That's a very applish move you're making there nokia~
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 7:04 AM 0
Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011
yes... but a good one with that... android will soon be the only os with flash, and the change to html5 wil happpen even quicker...
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 5:31 PM 1
It is impossible for Nokia to fight it out on all fronts... they can only do so much. Since they cannot totally compete with everyone at once, they are picking specific targets. Apple is apparently a target of choice; however, Nokia has already lost. If I were in charge of Nokia, I would stop making smartphones altogether, and focus on making cheap Series 40 and Series 30 phones for the emerging markets. If we were lucky, we might have a fighting chance to be among the top three OEM's in places like India, China, etc...
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 7:24 AM 0
seems like nokia trying hard to make a good come back in market...
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 7:29 AM 0
One of the risks of the Wp7 strategy is that the N9 will end up with a better browser, and that this is one bit of technology they won't be able to re-use in that platform. Elop has said that the tech we see in the N9 will live on in other devices, mentioning the design, but also the UI and other things. Windows Phone, whatever else, I'm sure will always use an IE based browser (IE9 based in mango, which gets a score of 125 (something like that anyway) on html5test.com. the Webkit 2 browser on the N9 blows that out of the water,
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 8:06 AM 2
Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011
I don't know about you, but I'm getting annoyed and tired of hearing Nokia boast about their MeeGo powered phone that they aren't even going to develop or support further come WP7 transition.
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 1:55 PM 0
I get it!! it's an apple-wing website... so it will support all kind of moves that apple was done, is doing, and will do... even a move from a former enemy (maybe future though)... the enemy of your enemy is "my friend"
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 6:21 PM 0
Did you even read the article? "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."
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 8:34 PM 0
I totally don't get this, after like limitless reviews that I've watched, WP7 always comes out on top with the fastest frame rate - specifically when compared to iPhone RIM and Android... I really don't think that charts right haha.
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 7:26 PM 0
looks like meego is a fantastic os, and from the leaked video of nokia's wp7 device (the windows version of n9), that device doesnt seem to bring anything new to wp7 which is kind of disappointing...i think wp7 is as good as ios or android for a regular user, its just that from nokia side with the billion dollar deal, nokia should be able to do more w/ the os than just adding a number of apps ie.map, etc like network-operators do onto the device.... i thought nokia would do a meego on wp7....and hopefully its coming as a surprise....
posted on Jun 28, 2011, 8:57 PM 0
Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010
How about this? Make it compatible with Flash, just not installed? And if the user wants to use Flash they just install it? I get what Lucas777 is saying. I've been saying if folks want HMTL5 to be the standard, start phasing out Flash. At the same time I like that I have the option, the choice to use Flash.
posted on Jun 29, 2011, 9:13 AM 0
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