Android WebView vs RhoElements

According moto speak, the next version of rhoelements view support normal Android smartphone, so what's the diff will be between android webview and rhoelements?

James Morley-Smith
Hi hjctop1Yes, RhoElements on

Hi hjctop1

Yes, RhoElements on the ET1 (Android) will be Moto Webkit not the stock webkit.  There are two main reasons for this:

  • Firstly, we have made several speed optimisations namely in font rendering and in graphics rendering which combined produce a much snappier user experience with much smoother animations.  During development we have noted a marked improvement of rendering text rich sites such as Google results and Google news, also we have measured an increased performance in animations, for example using tests that blend large images together over a period of time using JavaScript, the result on stock webkit of about 5 frames per second to Moto Webkit yielding a result of around 20 to 30 frames per second depending on image complexity.
  • Secondly, we want to ensure that when you write an application for a Motorola Windows Mobile device, it will run exactly the same on a Motorola Windows CE device and a Motorola Android device.  The only way we could guaranty this was to put exactly the same code on all device types.

There are other reasons, for example we also ported our powerful SVG application engine that allows for sexy graphical UIs that are both processor and memory efficient, but the two points I mention above are key fr the RhoElements message for a truly consistent platform and our commitment to the developer community.

James.

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Darryn Campbell
Thanks, JamesYes, i got it.

Thanks, James

Yes, i got it. The second reason is a must and the first one is for better.

So, when will Rhoelements can support normal Android phone not only ET1?

howard.he

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James Morley-Smith
Hi Howard.Unfortunately we do

Hi Howard.

Unfortunately we do not have a committed date yet for when we will support non-moto devices.  Sorry.  However in the mean time, if you want to add enterprise features to a non-Motorola device, why not stroll on over to rhomobile.com and take a look at the Rhodes product, this might help you out (btw, we recently acquired Rhomobile).  Right now it makes use of the stock browser of whatever you are running on, but it will add many of the enterprise capabilities and ultimately you will see the two products start to merge and compliment each others functionality.

James.

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howard he
Thanks James.I'll try Rhodes

Thanks James.

I'll try Rhodes first.

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Darryn Campbell
What will happen with the

What will happen with the Rhomobile product.

Will it disappear overtime or will it continue to exist, potentionally under another form,....

Best regards,

Chris

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