Android ‘demolishes’ iPhone in Javascript benchmark test

Android 'demolishes' iPhone in Javascript benchmark test

Tech site Ars Technica put  Google’s Android 2.2 against Apple’s iOS 4 in a JavaScript benchmark test – and discovered that Android absolutely destroys its rival.

In a blog post entitled.”Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks,” the site commented:

In our recent review of Android 2.2, we conducted some tests on the Nexus One to measure the extent of the JavaScript performance improvements. SunSpider and V8 benchmarks show that JavaScript execution in Froyo’s Web browser is almost three times faster than in the previous version of the platform.

We compared these findings with that of our tests of Apple’s mobile Safari browser on the iPhone 4. The results show that the Android device delivers significantly faster JavaScript execution than the iPhone, scoring over three times better on V8 and almost twice as fast on SunSpider. Apple has some work to do it if wants mobile Safari to retake the crown as the fastest mobile browser.

Here’s a graphic illustrating the gulf between the two browsers:

Android 'demolishes' iPhone in Javascript benchmark test

With Android serving up JavaScript execution up to three times faster than the iPhone, it’s clear that Android has become a worthy rival to the all-conquering iPhone, and perhaps points to a future where the Droids will conquer the Earth.



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3 Comments on “Android ‘demolishes’ iPhone in Javascript benchmark test”

  1. Wow – another reason to avoid buying the over priced, easily smashed iPhone 4 and all its dodgy reception problems and jump ship to Android.

    Goodbye 3GS!

  2. Just a question, but how did you test android with sunspider and v8, i can’t find their apps on the market.

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