Android 2.2 vs IOS 4 Browser showdown.

| July 7, 2010 | Reply

From the rumors floating around and word from google its been said that Froyo 2.2 android will have the fastest web browser out in the mobile world.  I know google has been praising Froyo lately, and alot of users have been waiting for the official release. Yet you have those users that have rooted their phone and have a version of Froyo already on their devices. Personally myself i haven’t seen in person froyo yet but from the videos online and the articles i’ve been reading it seems very nice.

So the most recent browser tests it was froyo vs IOS4(iphone 4). From what i have personally been reading about it seems that the Froyo browser is blowing the iphone 4 safari out of the water. This is a great step for google and android to possibly getting a step on apple.  Personally myself i would love to see a higher demand for android then apple devices. Apple is like one of those annoying songs that you hate and don’t want to hear but everytime you turn the radio on it seems to be playing.

// <![CDATA[// 8diggsdiggA little while back Google boldly claimed that Froyo would have the world’s fastest mobile browser, but the lack of final software back then meant we’d had to tie up our itchy hands until now. And boy, it sure looks like it was worth the wait — Ars Technica’s JavaScript benchmarks show that not only is Froyo’s browser almost three times faster than its Éclair counterpart, but it also beats iOS 4′s Safari by at least two-fold. That said, numbers alone don’t always reflect real-life performance — especially with Froyo supporting iPhone’s much-missed Flash — so we went ahead and conducted our own browser speed test. Read on for our videos and results after the jump.

Our test candidates were a 16GB iPhone 4 (with a shameless color mod) and a Nexus One rocking the official OTA 2.2 update and Flash 10.1. Naturally, we cleared out the cache files on both devices prior to each trial. 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. Here’s our video of one of the trials:

At this point we thought: would things load quicker with Flash uninstalled? Turns out it’s a small yes — this time the Nexus One consistently loaded Engadget, New York Times, gdgt and The Onion a tad quicker than the iPhone 4, whereas BBC News produced a tie. Still, this is far from the massive performance jump that Ars Technica’s benchmarks suggest (not that we’re saying the site did it wrong), but for now it does look like Android’s just about won this two-man race. Apple, your move next.

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