A lack of mobile-browser support for HTML5 Web applications is hindering the markup language's adoption, says Mozilla's principal open-Web evangelist, Christian Heilmann. He blames hardware producers for encouraging users to buy new smartphones rather than update old browsers, leaving many users stuck with browsers that don't support HTML5 features. "The mobile environments that we have right now like iOS and Android treat HTML5 as the red-headed stepchild in the basement," Heilmann said at a developer conference.

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