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OK. This one took a while. Would like to thank Nicolas Gallagher over at HTML5 Boilerplate whose post put me on the right path.


Using native HTML5 video/source tags in an HTML4 XHTML Transitional (Yes! not semantic, but legacy requires it) !doctype destroys the native video controls on a Samsung S3(SPH-L710) running Android 4.1.2 (and possibly other Android versions).


After a few minutes Googling I found this thread on GitHub where the chaps working on HTML5 Boilerplate were running into similar issues. It turns out that simply declaring a generic: input{[some styling];} in CSS destroys the native HTML5 video controls on Android. The resolution, it turns out, was simple. Prefix the generic input with html html input{[some styling];}. That's it!

Hope this helps some folks out. Took me a while to figure this one out.

Microsoft started it back in 2007 with Windows Embedded Automotive, a Windows CE based operating system for cars. It now runs Ford's Sync', in-vehicle communications and entertainment.

This space is heating up though. With Google recently forming the Open Automotive Alliance in order to increase the range of it's Android operating system. Since June of last year, Apple has also been working on a version of it's own (iOS In The Car) that integrates with Siri. Today saw more previews and videos of what this might look like.

Apple Car Play in a Ferrari

I think the race is on to dominate the "in-car" market. Apple clearly got a head start in the Smart Phone sector, but this latest demographic is far more closely contested.