Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th May 2013 23:35 UTC, submitted by kragil
Google Ars nails it: "The answer is that Google did announce what amounts to a fairly substantial Android update yesterday. They simply did it without adding to the update fragmentation problems that continue to plague the platform. By focusing on these changes and not the apparently-waiting-in-the-wings update to the core software, Google is showing us one of the ways in which it's trying to fix the update problem."
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So very this.

And so very much the grandparent too.

WebView on 2.3 really isn't very good at all. The missing features are a complete pain.

It's still not great in 4.2 either, not when compared to iOS's UIWebView. What I've been finding it that a moderately complex graphically rich app can end up hitting limits that tip performance off a cliff. Put too many 3d accelerated things into the DOM and then an app that had been animating smoothly will drop down to 3 frames per second. Remove the items from the DOM and performance does not recover - it will still be lousy. The same app on iOS will be silky-smooth. There's no signs, warnings, or any other indicators as to when you'll fall off this cliff. Very frustrating.

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