Mobotap today released some details about its upcoming Dolphin Browser engine, which they claim is 5-10 times faster than the default Android browser, and 100% faster than Chrome. When tested on HTML5test.com, it does seem to shoot ahead of its rivals, but we all know benchmarks can be deceiving, so it’ll be interesting to see how the new behind-the-scenes tweaks turn into real user experience changes. Improvements in canvas element rendering using both the gpu and the cpu seem to be behind most of the speedup. You can read more, and grab a link to the beta below.
Full Press Release after the break:
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 19 (Marketwire)Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOSand the only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced thelaunch of Dolphin Engine, behind-the-scenes technology that makes DolphinBrowser Beta the highest performing HTML5 browser available today. Dolphin Engine allows HTML5 rendering up to 5-10 times faster than thedefault browser on Android, and at times, 100 percent faster than Chrome. Dolphin Engine was tested on HTML5test.com, the industry’s mostrecognized tool for testing a browser’s support of HTML5 functionality. Dolphin Beta Engine performs significantly better than other mobilebrowsers available today: Browser HTML5 Test Score Dolphin Browser Beta 450+ Opera 369 Chrome Beta 364 Firefox 325 iOS 5.1 324 MeeGo/Harmattan 284 Android 4.0 273 BlackBerry OS 7 273 Bada 2.0 268 Nokia Belle FP 1 226 webOS 2.2 210 Android 2.3 189 Windows Phone 7.5 138 “Dolphin is committed to building a browser that provides theabsolute best consumer experience for mobile Web browsing, Web apps andgaming,” said Yongzhi Yang, CEO of MoboTap, makers of Dolphin Browser.”We’re always looking for ways to tweak the browser to make it faster,easier and more fun to use. Dolphin Engine’s tremendously high scores area testament to the tireless work of our engineering team. “Dolphin was able to achieve this remarkable accomplishment throughextensive canvas improvements, with particular attention to canvaselement, 2D context and text. In addition, Dolphin Engine madesignificant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvasrendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing. About MoboTap MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committedto advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way peopleexperiences the mobile web through their smartphone devices. Founded andled by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs andbacked by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, MoboTap hasbegun this revolution with the launch of Dolphin Browser, a freeWeb-browser specifically optimized for mobile users. Contact: LaunchSquad (415) 625-8555 Dolphin@launchsquad.com Copyright 2012, Marketwire, All rights reserved.