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It’s rather surprising this comparison took such a long time to take place, but nonetheless, ArsTechnica published the image below comparing the performance of Android 2.2’s web browser against iOS4’s mobile Safari in two respected JavaScript benchmarks.

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SunSpider

The SunSpider JavaScript benchmark measures the amount of time a certain number of various JavaScript operations take to complete. A lower score means the operations completed more quickly, and the Nexus One running Froyo beats the iPhone 4 in this regard by a sizeable ~50%.

V8

The V8 benchmark (an open source benchmark maintained by Google) tests the robustness of a phone’s ability to move through rigorous JavaScript actions found on many modern, complex web pages. Here, the Nexus One on Android 2.2 defeats the iPhone 4 by, well, a factor of 4 (about 300% better performance).

Conclusion

My own Nexus One running CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1, which uses the Froyo browser, scored a 6185.4ms on the SunSpider benchmark, and a V8 score that consistently landed between 240 and 250.

Apple, your move.

Credit: ArsTechnica

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Deon

    lol. That's awesome.