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Using HTML5 with iOS and Android Devices

Many designers are reluctant to get started using HTML5 on their web pages because Internet Explorer has relatively little support for it. In fact, only Internet Explorer 9 has decent HTML5 support. Other computer browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari, all have good support for most HTML5 features.

But what about mobile devices running on Android and iOS, such as a Xoom tablet or iPad? They all come with HTML5 support pretty much out of the box because they each run a browser (Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android) based on WebKit, which has excellent support for HTML5.

The best thing about designing web pages and applications using HTML5 for Android and iOS is that what you are creating will work on future devices. Right now operating systems exist that run on tablets and phones and to some extent televisions. But these operating systems are moving into other devices such as cars, picture frames, and even refrigerators.

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