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http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ep...1000-Paper.pdf

Commentary: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/...id-iphone-web/

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Android phones whisk users across the web more than 50 percent faster than the iPhone, according to a study that compared the two top mobile OSes performance when downloading web pages.

The study, conducted by mobile website optimization company Blaze.io, involved more than 40,000 downloads of web pages belonging to the Fortune 1000 companies. Android loaded pages 52 percent faster when rendering full web pages than the iPhone. On average, Android phones took 2.1 seconds to render non-mobile optimized web pages, while the iPhone took 3.2 seconds.

Android bested the iPhone on site loading time a whopping 84% of the time.
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post #2 of 26
i have noticed this a little bit with my froyo phone vs my friends iphones and mine is usually a little bit faster. that may be because verizon is faster in kansas city also, but it is a notable topic
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Sadly this doesn't matter for me. I get 30Kb/s on EDGE at the best of times.
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If anyone knows the internet, its Google.
    
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post #5 of 26
was done on wifi. I wonder how they compare over a 3g connection.
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
was done on wifi. I wonder how they compare over a 3g connection.
They only tested 3G on the iPhone 4.2 to see if 3G had any performance impact.
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Missed that part thanks duckie
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post #8 of 26
Possibly inaccurate... surprising though, if found to be true.

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UPDATE Thursday 1:00 PM PST: Blaze is investigating whether the app they used to test page load times actually takes advantage of Apple’s Nitro JavaScript engine.

“We’re still investigating this issue, as the report was completed before it was made known. So far we’ve seen indications in both directions, so we can’t say for sure it’s being applied.

That said, the results from measuring Android show that JavaScript only accounts for a small percentage of the total load time, about 15% on average. This implies that even if Nitro is not in use, it likely can only slightly narrow the gap.â€

Apple says the test is flawed because web apps on the iPhone can’t currently use the Nitro engine included in the iOS 4.3 update, which recently caused controversy among web developers who accuse the company of intentionally handicapping web apps in order to promote those specifically written for iOS.

“Blaze’s testing is flawed because it didn’t test the Safari web browser,†Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Wired.com Thursday. “They were only testing their own proprietary web app that doesn’t take advantage of Safari’s web optimization.†/UPDATE
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post #9 of 26
Nice info, thanks DuckieHo.

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Should be interesting... I use Atomic Browser on my iPhone instead of the default Safari, can't really say there's a difference... Atomic Browser reminds me of Firefox
     
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