Benchmarks shows Android 2.2 browser’s JavaScript performance superior to iOS4


The Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform was touted by Vic Gundotra of Google to have superior performance when he showed off the Nexus One blowing by the iPad at the Google IO Conference recently. Many Apple followers claimed foul because the test was done running older Apple hardware.

Ars Technica has now pitted the Nexus One running Android 2.2 against the Apple iPhone 4 running IOS4 and the results speak for them self. Two benchmarks (Spider and V8) which gauge the JavaScript performance of the browser show that the Nexus One was significantly faster (ok ran circles around it) than the iPhone 4. Specifically in the Spider benchmark the Nexus One was just about twice as fast and in the V8 benchmark it was more than three times faster.

Looks like Vic was dead on with his demo. Apple has some work ahead of them if they really want to compete in the browser war.

[via ars technica]

  • Shane

    Interesting. However, Engadget just did a side by comparison on video and the iphone 4 was as fast or faster than the Nexus One running 2.2 w/ flash on, and the Nexus One was marginally faster w/ flash off.

    But honestly, when you watch the video, the difference is fractions of a second. Will any user really notice?