One of the first things I do anytime a new PlayBook OS is released is visit html5test.com to see if any improvements have been made in the PlayBook's already impressive HTML5 capabilities. After RIM dropped the newest Playbook 2.0 Developer Beta OS yesterday, I was very pleasantly surprised to see the browser outscore basically all other tablets on the market!
Hit the break for comparisons
For some comparison see the below chart:
|Platform||Applicable Device||Score||Bonus Points|
|Firefox Mobile 8||Multiple platforms||314||9|
|RIM Tablet OS 2||BlackBerry Playbook (Developer Beta 3)||308||9|
|iOS 5||Apple iPad||296||9|
|Opera Mobile 11.50||Multiple platforms||285||9|
|RIM Tablet OS 1||BlackBerry PlayBook||257||9|
|Android 3.2||Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others||215||3|
|webOS 3||HP TouchPad||195||5|
|Platform||Applicable Device(s)||Score||Bonus Points|
|Android 4.0||Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab and others||230||3|
The above information backs up the claim made by RIM that they are really going to foster and promote HTML5 on mobile devices. HTML5 is poised to become a very powerful and pervasive web standard, and I am glad RIM is ahead of the curve on this one.