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Android 2.2 Dominates iOS4 in Browser Battle?

News came out earlier today confirming what we had heard back at Google I/O, that the new Froyo browser would crush any mobile browser that Apple could create.  Ars Technica took the new iPhone 4, placed it against a Nexus One with Android 2.2 and then ran some javascript speed tests.  As you can see from the chart above, the results were pretty one-sided.

But are they accurate?  Engadget attempted a visual test which produced much more competitive results with the Nexus One still coming out on top as long as Flash 10.1 was disabled.  With Flash enabled, they essentially tied with load times.

While we’re not surprised by these results, it is interesting to see a smartphone which has been on the market for 7 months outperform one that is as new as they come.  Oh, and only comes out once per year.  Yay Android!

Let’s hope that our July 13th Froyo info for the Droid 1 holds up.  Can’t wait.

Via: Ars Technica, Engadget

  • Flyinion

    It's the CDMA network technology. It can't do simultaneous data and voice. There is a workaround though. If you're near a wi-fi network, enable your wi-fi and you can do both.

  • brandonmee

    well they are fanbois

  • Bonez

    Why doesn't verizon allow you to talk and surf the way at&t does without wifi and do u think froyo might be the answer for this

  • Bonez

    Why doesn't verizon allow you to talk and surf the way at&t does without wifi and do u think froyo might be the answer for this

    • Flyinion

      It's the CDMA network technology. It can't do simultaneous data and voice. There is a workaround though. If you're near a wi-fi network, enable your wi-fi and you can do both.

  • Flyinion

    Woot so glad I moved to Froyo finally on Monday :) Speaking of that, I do have a question about SetCPU that hopefully someone can answer. I picked up JRummy's Froyo ROM, not the new one today but the one that was current as of Monday, which came with an 800Mhz kernel. My first OCable kernel though. I have SetCPU but I keep noticing that it dissapears from the running tasks in Advanced Task Killer even though I'm not killing it. Does this mean it's actually shutting off? If that happens does the cpu revert to some other speed from what I had set it at with SetCPU? I keep reloading it every time I see that happen just in case.

  • Darkcomartist

    I normally like Engadget but that was a stupid comparison. Saying “.., numbers alone don't always reflect real-life performance” and comments like “it's real life experience that matters” is stupid. That's like comparing a Yugo with a Ferrari in a school zone because legally you're not allowed to drive past 35 mph so it doesn't matter that the Ferrari can go so fast it friggin goes back in time. Weak from Engadget.

    • brandonmee

      well they are fanbois

  • mgavina23

    where can u download this sunspider test?

    • Timmah

      Sunspider is not an application to download. It is a JavaScript benchmark. This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only and nothing else. :)

  • Ace Z.

    Completely off topic but I'm too excited…I really believe LeBron James is coming to the Knicks I mean if you put the pieces together you'll notice it!

  • Timmah

    Safari, the fastest web browser ever. NOT! xD

  • root4life
    • kellex

      Saw that, very cool stuff.

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Mhmm. Very cool indeed. Cha Ching! lol :-P

  • nkhex19

    Another +1 for Android!

  • StephanC

    Guys, I've just gotten an exclusive look at iPhone 5. Here's a photo:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4764273405_

    Yup, this is totally the future. :-P

    • BA_Carroll

      LOL! I am dropping my Droid right now!!!!!

      • StephanC

        Totally! This thing is going to “Rule the air” with an antenna like that!

    • Michael_NM

      Steve Jobs is reported to have preempted potential user problems by explaining to current iPhon't owners that the rubber thing on top is an antenna, not a handle. “Please hold the phone anywhere on the body as you would a Droid.”

      • StephanC

        Yes, please place the iPhone on a table or other flat surface before operating it. Also, for best results; be sure to wear an anti-static wristband and shea butter.

        :-P

        • Timmah

          OH and you gotta pay for case, even though we just spent money on something that doesn't work. ;D

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Win! :-) this is great.

      • StephanC

        Thanks :-D

        • Timmah

          Just showed my mom, she loled. xD

    • Darkcomartist

      OMG, I want it. Does it still come with the more beegees??

      • StephanC

        I almost died laughing at that!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Man I wonder what my overclocked droid browser does compared to iphone haha destroys it.

    • Darkcomartist

      OMG, I want it. Does it still come with the more beegees??

      • Darkcomartist

        Sorry, meant to post this below :(

  • EC8CH

    Engadget is a joke. Android pwns the iPhone on a Javascript benchmark, so they feel the need find a way to somehow show it really doesn't make any real world difference. Their comments on this article are blasting them for such a BS post.

    • kellex

      I saw that as well. Yikes.

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    Ok completely off topic. I am in the bahamas right now, and I really want to use my droid, but I want to make sure I won't be charged for anything like roaming. Will I be charged for anything if my phone is on airplane mode and wifi on. I think no, but I am not 100 percent positive.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      You should be juuuust fine :-)
      Also, why did I not receive an invite?!?! lol

      • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

        Totally forgot lol. Next time tim I go down there often. :)

        • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

          I speak Bahamian if you need an interpretor…

          • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

            Haha nice! Yea I don't really speak english very well lol so I will hit you up if next time. :P

          • Timmah

            Nope, your will be all good. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    Yay my new animation video of the day. Yup, it's Pink, go figure.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdU2JAbr3I8

    • kellex

      So ridiculous. Now if only they could convert to a Windows user. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Wow, now thats what I call a SLAUGHTER! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    “While we’re not surprised by these results, it is interesting to see a smartphone which has been on the market for 7 months outperform one that is as new as they come. Oh, and only comes out once per year.”

    the iphone 4 is not new…darth jobs took the old phone and sprinkled some poopy scented magic dust on it and called it new

    • Michael_NM

      Perhaps Apple should change the name to the iPhon't 4fit.

    • Jeffsohot

      It is new cuz they just made it. You have to admit, Droid is pretty cool at getting these updates fast and being faster than iPhone 4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Alvarado/1013888969 Michael Alvarado

      Steve jobs doesn't like porn because he's to busy wackin it to pictures of the ip*one he calls the ip*hone 4 barely legal

  • Michael_NM

    Numero uno and my 200th post!!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Woo hooo!!! Congrats! :-)

      • Michael_NM

        A congrats from Lord Tato makes my day. :)

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Hahaha, thanks. But you know, i'm just here to help as much as I can. :-P
          You've been here just as long as me, if not longer :-) lol

          • Michael_NM

            You do more than help here man. You add a ton of value, and I still consider you the Droid-Life Director of comedy! Keep up the good work!

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Thanks man! It's so easy with a friendly kick a$$ community such as this!
            Thanks Kellex for being the daddy of it all.
            You deserve a beer! lol

          • Timmah

            *hands beer*
            Wait, im underage… dang. xD

          • Timmah

            Wow you guys have alot of comments, lmfao! I plan to stay here awhile too. ;D