iOS 4 Safari Vs Android 2.2 (Froyo) Browser; Which One Is The Fastest Mobile Browser?
Folks at Ars Technica and Engadget carried out some tests to find out whether Android 2.2 Froyo’s browser is faster than iOS 4’s Mobile Safari browser.
They carried out the tests on Google’s Nexus One and Apple’s iPhone 4 to find out which one is the world’s fastest mobile browser. If you’re an Apple/iPhone fanboy then you will be surprised by the results.
Out of the five desktop-version websites that we tested for load time, three of them — BBC News, gdgt and The Onion — repeatedly produced a tie between the two phones, whereas the iPhone 4 consistently loaded Engadget about two to three seconds faster, and the Nexus One about one to two seconds faster with New York Times.
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Engadget then carried out some tests by uninstalling Flash from Nexus One to see if there was any performance improvement.
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So even though Engadget tests show that Android Froyo’s browser is slightly faster than iOS 4’s Mobile Safari browser it must be noted that Google has made significant performance improvements in Android 2.2 (Froyo) compared to the previous version of Android. Ars Technica points out:
We expected iOS 4 on Apple’s iPhone 4 to blow away competition but Google has surprised us by taking the title of the fastest mobile browser.
We’ll have to wait and see how Apple responds as it now has an incentive to make the iPhone and iOS even better (not that it needed one), which is always a good thing for us as customers.
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