Android browser is 52 percent faster than iPhone's, report claims [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Everybody wants a speedy Web browsing experience on their smartphone and, according a recent study from Blaze Software, in a browsing battle between Android and iOS, Google's platform is the way to go. Blaze used an iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3 and a Nexus S on Android 2.3 and subjected them to loading 1,000 websites 45,000 times over a WiFi connection, using custom-developed apps that were made to measure browser speed. After the dust settled, the firm found Android's browser was 52 percent faster than the iPhone's, the former finishing with an average load time of 2.144 seconds and the latter claiming a median load time of 3.254 seconds. You can check out the full press release from Blaze below.
"This test leveraged the embedded browser which is the only available option for iPhone applications. Blaze was under the assumption that Apple would apply the same updates to their embedded browser as they would their regular browser. If this is not the case and according to Apple's response, it's certainly possible the embedded browser might produce different results. If Apple decides to apply their optimizations across their embedded browser as well, then we would be more than willing to create a new report with the new performance results."