TechCrunch & CrunchFund Founder Michael Arrington wrote on his blog that he had just gotten a new computer and that Google Chrome was the main if not only software that he really needed. Everything he had to do, whether it was listening to music or writing, was all done via a Web browser.
I can relate. All I ever really use is the Web browser. I could totally see myself just using a Chromebook. Lauren actually got one of the CR-48 prototypes and I was using that for a while. It was great… good enough.
Not so long ago, it was all about the computer and the software it could run. Now while I still prefer Apple computers, it really doesn’t matter. My only question is… can it get online? When I open Chrome with a number of tabs, will it still operate quickly.
Oh what a different time we’re living in.
This is really cool. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) has just release as Web Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers. It tests against compatibility with twelve different Web technologies.
Point your phone’s browser to: http://dev.w3.org/2008/mobile-test/test.html.
If you see twelve green boxes, your mobile browser has passed the test.
Here’s hoping that this compatibility test will cause the same level of competition among mobile browser vendors as the release of Acid 3 did for desktop browser vendors.
The Acid3 browser standards compliance test hasn’t been out that long and WebKit, the open source framework behind the Apple Safari browser, already scores a 95/100. Congrats guys! Way to lead.
I’m excited about the recent release of the Web browser standards test Acid3. Now lets encourage the browsers to do it. Sounds like the WebKit crew is already working on it, which is awesome. What about Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Opera?