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Mobile devices with HTML5 browsers to increase 87% this year

There’ll be 1.4 billion mobile devices with HTML5-compatible web browsers at the end of this year, according to a new forecast from ABI Research.

That would represent an annual increase of 87%.

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Results from EE, new phones from LG and HTC... and free WiFi from Barclays

Podcast - 20th February 2013

We start this week's podcast with financial results from EE - along with new phones from LG and HTC.

There's also a merger between mobile browser companies, mobile security from Vodafone, free WiFi from Barclays bank, a preview of Ubuntu for smartphones... and much more.

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Mobile browser companies merge as Opera acquires Skyfire

Opera Software, best known for its PC and mobile web browsers, has acquired California-based rival Skyfire Labs.

Skyfire offers consumers a mobile browser that can handle Flash Video and a variety of other video formats. In addition, its ‘Rocket Optimizer’ software can be used by mobile operators to reduce the size of video and other multimedia material when mobile bandwidth is under demand.

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HTC smartphones are too good

HTC smartphones are too good

Causing HTC a serious headache

James Rosewell writes:

During December 2012 in the United States the HTC Evo 4G contributed 20% of web traffic from HTC devices. What is remarkable about this figure is that the HTC Evo 4G was first released in June 2010 and is almost three years old.

The HTC One series of devices were released during 2012 and contributed less than 10% of HTC’s web traffic in the same month.

Are HTC devices released pre-2012 too good at browsing the web?

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57 of the top 100 UK brands now have a mobile optimised website

57 of the top 100 UK brands now have a mobile optimised website

57 of the UK’s top 100 brands now have a mobile-optimised website, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau UK.

That’s a 54% increase from just six months ago, when only 37 of the top 100 brands had optimised their websites for mobile.

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