Friday, July 24, 2009

Android hits the same low bar of the Blackberry Bold

Following CSS support in mobile email clients is getting discouraging. At least with Android Google has chosen to display the email as unstyled HTML similar to the BlackBerry Bold. This trend to support basic HTML instead of reproducing the HTML as a nasty looking text email (å la Palm Pre and most BlackBerrys) at least gives senders some comfort that their CSS layout emails may some day degrade nicely and predictably for mobile devices. If only Microsoft would Fix Outlook so we could use CSS layouts again...

At any rate, Android's lack of CSS support is a disappointing start but their HTML 1.0 support at least leaves us with hope for the future. Here's what it looks like:

2 comments:

Ian said...

I get HTML emails on my Android via both GMail and Exchange accounts daily. Could you possibly send me your test email so I can confirm for you?

lettermansgap said...

Ian, I would LOVE to see how these render for you! You can send yourself the Acid Test from this page:
http://www.email-standards.org/acid-test/