August 20, 2014

Report Shows Android 2.2 Destroys iOS4 in Speed

There’s nothing like a good Android vs. iOS4 speedtest to get the fanboys of both sides into a heated debate.  Ars Technica is reporting today that they find JavaScript performance on Android 2.2 to be superior to iOS4 to the tune of about 3 times faster for V8 benchmarking and 2 times faster for Sunspider.  Their tests between a Nexus One running Android 2.2 and an iPhone 4 shows the little green guy as the clear winner in both benchmarking tests meaning Froyo users can rejoice in faster browsing.

As an engineer, I am usually reluctant to blindly go along with fancy graphs without seeing the testing criteria, but in this case I’ll make an exception.  Taste the goodness of Froyo, fanboys.