Nokia has just announced Symbian ‘Anna’, an updated version of Symbian^3 that will be shipped with new devices, such as X7 and E6, and will be available as an OTA update for other devices, such as N8 and E7. I’ve the opportunity to test the new updated browser and here are the results.
Last week Apple released iOS 4.3 and the new Nitro engine was presented inside Safari on iOS for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The iPad 2 with iOS 4.3 is on its way in US and worldwide in next days. However, a new situation was discovered last days alarming a lot of developers: Nitro is not available for PhoneGap and other webapp-related solutions. Is it a deliberate attempt to hinder PhoneGap and other HTML5 frameworks?
I often see many companies working only for iOS and Android. It is true that they are the main platforms (mainly in the US) and that they make much more money than other platforms. However, their product will never be famous. Let’s analyze for some minutes the Angry Birds example.
As you may already know, the mobile web world seems like a dark area for many web designers and web developers. There is quantity of myths around it (such as the ones I’ve covered in my book Programming the Mobile Web) and plenty of mobile browsers and different versions. Let’s look at the 45 most useful official resources.
I’ve to admit: I had a high expectative for new APIs and feature support in Gingerbread. After the iOS 4.2 update, and the last Google IO announcements for Gingerbread, I was expecting more HTML5, accelerometer, full-screen webapp and SVG support. Is Android Browser 2.3 supporting this? Let’s see.
As you may already know, I’ve written some books including “Programming the Mobile Web” from O’Reilly Media. As a reader, it’s great to see great opportunities to get this books with discount. Today 11-29, O’Reilly is offering a great promotion –60% off of ebooks and videos– in celebration of Cyber Monday. This promotion includes “Programming the Mobile Web” ebook and “High Performance Mobile Websites” workshop video.