Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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Yes, and next year, the first TWO versions of the phone will be left out.

What's your point?

As phones age, they get thrown out and replaced. Even if current phones don't support it, they'll break eventually.

Set up a good foundation and you're gold.

Oh I agree.. which one is and has been a good fondation ?

Take the 1gen iPhone as an example : Apple gave free updates to the latest OS for 3 years before deprecating it. On the other side, I bought the Dev 1 Phone from HTC/Google, had Android 1.5 inside, then only got 1.6 as update. That's it..

As a company, you should care about your existing customers too, not just trying to grab new ones. It tells your customer you're building stuff on a good fondation !

Google is right in promoting WebM. It's the way of doing it that is terrible (by dropping support for H.264), it goes against the people who chose its products before. It tells me one thing : don't buy an Android phone today, as currently, the whole experience with videos is dead-end (it was using h.264) and the current phones don't have a hardware decoder for WebM yet (Nexus S as exception ? does it have one or is it pure software ?). We're stuck for now ! So that "good fondation" has constantly been a work in progress I guess. To me I don't call it a fondation just yet.

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