Blaze, a company designed to help clients optimize their websites, recently conducted study of mobile browsers to see which was faster. Pitting Android 2.3 against iOS 4.3 there could only be one winner. If you read the headline coming in, you already know what happens. Let’s break the details down a bit though, shall we?
After 45,000 page loads it was found that Android’s browser is a “whopping” 52% faster than the iPhone browser. In fact, when tested across the Fortune1000 websites, Android came out on top 84 percent of the time. To be fair, the iPhone’s median load time (3.254 seconds) is very close to the Android median load time (2.144 seconds). In real world scenarios, one second longer is negligible. The tests were conducted on multiple phones with both Wi-Fi and 3G connections with no other applications running in the background.
The full set of findings is a good read and really details how the study was conducted. It’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time.