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BlackBerry 10 browser passes Ring 1 of the Ringmark HTML5 standardization test

By DJ Reyes on 8 Nov 2012 07:04 pm EST

BlackBerry 10 recently got FIPS Security Certification and we know that the BlackBerry 10 browser also scores pretty high in the HTML5 test. Now, the BlackBerry 10 has just passed another benchmark. The Ringmark Ring 1 test. 

First off, let's understand what Ringmark is. Ringmark is a test suite for your browser for apps built for the mobile web. It was developed by Facebook and went Open Source back in April. HTML5 is huge for web developers and mobile developers alike, so Facebook wanted to make sure there was a standard at which HTML5 apps should attain. It allows developers to understand "which mobile browsers support the functionality your app needs".

What is the importance of Ring 1?

Ring 1 is all about the functionality that developers need to unlock in order to produce the most advanced HTML5 apps - 2D games, music games, video games and camera apps. So, with the BlackBerry 10 browser successfully passing this Ring, you can be assured that you can develop apps with advanced functionality and the BlackBerry 10 browser will have no problem running them.

If you have a Dev Alpha, why not give it try yourself. Just visit from your Dev Alpha browser and watch it do its thing.

Source: BlackBerry Dev Blog 


OMG!! PB failed the test!


OMG!! Firefox 16.0.2 (on Mac OS X 10.6) failed ring1 as well (16 fails)


And is anyone actually surprised at that?


The iPhone 5 failed Ring 1 and so did Android 4. Anyone surprised?

IE9 failed Ring 0! Ouch!


LMAO my Windows 8 PC failed with Google Chrome version 23, Firefox version 16 AND Internet Explorer 10...


So does Chrome 24 dev on my Windows 7 PC, so...impressive that BB10 completes it at all.



How did Opera and Safari do?


My Dev Alpha failed Ring 1. LOL!


Did you look to see what specifically? Mine did too, but it was only the alloted time. I ran it a second time and it passed.


I've retried it many times now and it keeps going down to 1 error, "Audio, Multi-Track".


Hidden Galaxies finally showing up in appworld. I thought bla1ze said that it would be free


Hidden Galaxies finally showing up in appworld. I thought bla1ze said that it would be free

Maybe I just wanted to remember it that way lol


My 9930 running failed 42 tests in ring 1. I was surprised it made it that far.


My 9930 running radio with full java, failed 40 tests in ring 1.


Stop calling it THE Blackberry 10!!!


i tried it on my 9780 just for giggles, and a picture of the middle finger showed up hahah


nah jk, 44 fails in ring 1


9900 on Bell Canada, 38 failed, 93 passed...


+1 haha this made my morning


Lmao, that was funny.


My dev alpha B failed ring 1 but in the details, the only thing it failed was completing the test within the alloted time. I re-ran it and it passed ring1 the second time.


Also for what it's worth (which isn't much) my 9850 passed 91 ring1 tests and failed 40.


how far does BB10 make it into ring 2?
* guess I just had to look at the picture... looks like a little work is needed to get ring 2.
But, just because, can you tell me how many fails there are in Ring 2 (if anyone knows!)


My dev alpha B device passed 186 tests in Ring 2 and failed 44.


not bad... not too bad at all


So we know what Ring 1 means.
What does Ring 2 mean?


It means some freaky Japanese chic is going to come out of your TV and kill you... :)



That's smokin' :) Most leading browsers won't even get into Ring 2 at all!


Just tried this on my 9700. Shockingly enough it didn't pass ring 1. 44 failed and 87 passed.


Chrome 23 failed 15 on Ring 1


Seems like the only other mobile browser that has passed Ring 1 is Dolphin for Android.


Hmm, waiting for others tests passed by BB10


Windows 7 failed ring 1


my 9810 hangs up in ring 1 won't complete it


My Opera 12.10 didn't even pass ring 0 :(


I'm just concerned with BB10 not being able to handle many apps open at once. My Playbook automatically closes apps when I have like 5 or more open at once. Hope they've fixed that issue with BB10. I know I'm not the only one too, everyone I know with a Playbook this happens to.


What OS version are you on. I've been rocking the PB for a while now and had this issue before, but since I updated to i've not had it at all.

Love my PlayBook, know I'm going to love my BB10 device.
Big question though, touchscreen or qwerty...


(Why not 'MessagEase' for a keyboard? Only my android 2.3 phone currently lets me have an option of my own choosing.)

Anyway, my PB, fails 9, passes 134. Can we count on the BB10 browser itself improving that, or is it dependent on the OS/CPU/GPU as well?


Your PB will also become a device running BB10.


Right, can't wait!

In the meantime, other browsers not faring so well on PlayBook: Dolphin and Maxthon both got 50 fail, 57 pass.

PB native browser currently seems to meet or exceed Chrome (on my aging XP desktop), where I get 15 failed, 134 passed.

So not too shabby, I guess. Although I don't quite get what it's measuring, why the numbers don't always add up the same total? (Also had 134 pass on PB, but only 9 failed.)


I got the same version.


The Active Frames are your open apps. You can have 8 running, plus you have the Hub always running.


Re-read my comment. You didn't understand it.


Chrome Desktop 23 on Win7.. Score 50/250. Failed I guess?

What about Droids and Apple?

@mjgallaway - Change you setting General > Application Behavior > Paused - and you can open 20+ apps before memory runs out.


Playbook 11 failed, 133 passed in ring 1. overall failed the test....


My 9810 on passed ring 0, failed ring 1 on "CSS3 fonts".


My DA ("A" - OS failed once (Ring 1 Performance : moving 50 sprites).


my 9900 passed ring 1....

* oh wait no... that was ring 0, lol


My Dev Alpha B passed Ring 0 and 1 and failed 2. But I was only able to do it once, after that ring 1 would failed 1 or 2 tests


Don't knock all the others who haven't passed (well, do knock them, but don't act all surprised!)

Remember: the innermost ring is "Ring 0" and any browser that doesn't pass the relatively modest Ring 0 tests should be abandoned on principle. I'm not a Dolphin user, so I didn't know it could pass Ring 1, but the test doesn't even START on a ring if the inner ring isn't passed, so it's interesting to see how much of Ring 2 that BB10 browser can pass... is there a general description of the types of tests that comprise each ring?


One Ring to Rule them ALL!!!!


RIM should ensure that not only can it get to Ring 2 (Ring 2 isn't fully finished yet so may be it won't get all the way there) and topping the charts on HTML5Test, they also need to blow away Google's Octane and Sun's Spider benchmarks.

I've often wondered why the Playbook sometimes screws up some websites with oversized text in certain areas and then I noticed the ONE test it was failing to get past Ring 0... RIM, come on fix that at least..... (but not at the expense of a single day's impact to BB10).


Are the apps in FB app center HTML5? if thats so will they be easily ported to BB10 now because of this achievement?


Personally, I could care less about all those HTML 5 tests, because for example, while our PB browser does quite well in some of these tests (HTML 5), it sucks bullocks when you put it to everyday use. Slow, crashes, and it's a checkerboard galore. The average consumer doesn't care about such tests, they want real-life results.

I'm sure though RIM is going to provide us with a completely different experience with BB10 compared to that of the Playbooks, because if not, RIM is in serious trouble.


I just want BB10 to be Lord of the "Rings". ;)


Hi Guys,

Please take a look at this online article titled "Blackberry 10 is going to have the best web browser of any mobile platform"



Gosh, people, give it a break. So what if the playbook browser fails a few tests? IT'S STILL A GREAT BROWSER!!

Same for your blackberry, the rings aren't completed yet, so the site is BETA. Wait a few months or weeks for it to complete the phasing of the other rings. So far, BB10's browser is king. The others, not so much.