Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing.
This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites of Fortune 1000 listed companies using handsets on Android 2.2 and 2.3 and iOS 4.2 and 4.3.
The results were massively in favour of Android, with 84 percent of sites loading faster on the Google operating system, averaging 52 percent improvements. The iPhones took 3.2 seconds to load a page, but the Android devices such as the Google Nexus S took only 2.1 seconds.
Interesting, the benefit of Android’s speedy browser is lost when accessing websites that have been optimised for mobile devices. “Android’s edge completely disappeared when looking at mobile specific sites[, where] Android was only 3 per cent faster.”
The performance improvements could be seen as an early indication that the Android browser will help tablet performance.
KitGuru says: Android dominance in the years ahead? Google certainly seem to have their software on the right track.