Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Websockets, Well done Apple!

Websocket is now standardized in RFC6455. With IE10 on board all Desktop browsers supports Websocket.
Desktop Browsers versions which supports websocket:
  1. Google Chrome
  2. Firefox 7+
  3. Opera 11+
  4. IE10
  5. Safari 
Mobile OS:
  1.  iOS (Safari -- personally tested) which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The very noticeable point is, Apple is supporting it from iOS 3 on wards. 
Android OS:
      None of the browsers including Firefox (I tested with FF beta)
         Google is very poor at implementing websocket in Android, considering fragmentation and it's track record of upgrading OS in the Android land, it is going to be another year or 2 to support websocket in Android.  It is blow to Android and Google suffers "Microsoft" syndrome. 

Apple is leading by example in implementing Html5 and Websocket protocol, Android lacks severely in this area.  For web developer, will it be a fight and pain supporting Android devices similar to how it was to IE6?

Well done Apple!.

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