Originally Posted by Silock
I'm sure they will... but how is what Google is doing any different from what Apple did? They each back something other than Flash and it's in their own interests to do so.
I'm sure Apple will support and be fine with it.
Hardly an Apple nut-kick. It is what it is. Apple is still doing just fine. They almost doubled their mobile phone marketshare from this time last year, from 1.5% to 2.7%. And iPhone OS accounts for 15% of all mobile traffic, good enough for 3rd place, ahead of Android by 5%. We'll see if that holds up, especially with the release of OS 4 and the new iPhone next month.
If Apple is going to support WebM... why are they the last to announce that? YouTube is already making the conversion... once completed, Google (if they choose) can flip a switch and make iPads obsolete. As I said, Apple better catch up QUICK or they risk major usability outages.
Regarding Android 2.2....
Where are you getting your figures? Not saying hey are wrong, but based on current SALES, Android passed Apple last month and will garner even MORE market share with the new releases. BUT the real nut-kick comes from all the tablets that can now be released based on Android. How does anyone defend the iPad when a competing tablet does everything and a whole lot more? (there may be a solid argument based on battery life... not sure yet on that)