Don't expect HTML5 support in Windows Phone 7 within the next 12 months

 

As you probably already noticed, HTML5 is the new buzzword this year. WebKit based browsers like the ones present on the new BlackBerry OS 6, iPhone and Android all support HTML5 which btw isn’t a finished standard yet. Windows Phone 7 for its part is still using a browser based on Internet Explorer 7 tech which obviously doesn’t have any kind of HTML5 support. Internet Explorer 9 is the version that will finally support it when it comes out in early 2011 (beta is expected in early September 2010) so we will have to wait until IE9 is “ported” to WP7 later in the year if all goes well in Redmond. One thing to keep in mind is that as I have reported a few months ago; IE Mobile will be  upgradable without a firmware update.

Support for HTML5 and Flash’s it to the launch of Windows Mobile 7 yet. According to Prengel there are still no concrete plans for HTML5 support. In terms of Flash everything the partner depends Adobe has announced, however, advance to offer a matching Flash version within half a year after the introduction.

Source: Winfure.de via WMPU

  • BucksterMcgee

    As long as Flash and Silverlight are added, I really don’t care about html 5, it’s barely used, and it will be that way for a long time before it’s even actually a standard and widely used. If I have silverlight and flash then there isn’t anything I would be missing.

  • BucksterMcgee

    As long as Flash and Silverlight are added, I really don’t care about html 5, it’s barely used, and it will be that way for a long time before it’s even actually a standard and widely used. If I have silverlight and flash then there isn’t anything I would be missing.

  • Mijo

    It is important to have HTML5 because it has already become the web development platform for IPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The goal is to have a common platform in all the devices.

  • http://twitter.com/Kweezy157 Keyon Morris

    Well it’s just a little over 12 months since this article was written, and WP7 has been supporting HTML5 for about 3 months now. Even longer than that if you count the beta builds that have been available for months now.