Google loves html5 (in Android 2.0)

android 2.0 aka eclairThe specs for Android 2.0 were just released and whaddaya know;

Support for HTML5:

  • Database API support, for client-side databases using SQL.
  • Application cache support, for offline applications.
  • Geolocation API support, to provide location information about the device.
  • <video> tag support in fullscreen mode.

Great, no more fiddling with Gears just for Android’s sake. Let’s hope they adhere to the relevant html5specs the same way Apple does, so you don’t need to do differentiate between iPhone os3 and android 2.0 when creating offline-capable web-apps!

Off course there’s more than just html5 in this new Android version, here’s a short video showing some of the changes in Eclair:

Android 2.0 Official Video

Watch this video on YouTube.

A personal message for HTC to finish this blogpost: feel free to skip Android 1.6 to focus on using 2.0 as the basis for my Hero‘s next rom update :-)

One thought on “Google loves html5 (in Android 2.0)

  1. frank Post author

    And HTC answers (a more investigative hero-user’s question):

    The Hero will not be receiving the Android 1.6 upgrade, it will however get the 2.0 one. Do note however that we do not have a confirmed release date for this upgrade, all I can recommend at the moment is that you keep yourself updated by visiting our website regularly as the latest information will be available to view from there.

    and there was much rejoicing!

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