Yesterday we reported about a certain test that proved that the Android operating system’s browser loads web-pages faster than that of the iPhone 4′s. The Android vs iOS battle has been going on from quite a while now, and although Android is leading in Mobile Platform number, I still did not believe this report. But, all the statistics and data looked accurate and indeed, according to the report, the Android’s browser is faster.
The test was conducted by a company known as Blaze and according to their report, which involved vigorous testing on over 1000 sites to determine the results, Androids browser was 52% faster than the iOS 4 browser.
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Despite this fundamental testing flaw, they still only found an average of a second difference in loading Web pages
Another Apple Spokesperson has just confirmed that the test is flawed stating;
The embedded web viewer does not take advantage of Safari’s web performance optimizations. They didn’t actually test the Safari web browser on the iPhone, instead, they only tested their own proprietary app which uses an embedded web viewer.
This whole has seemed to have gathered a lot of attention from both iOS and Android supporters. Blaze, however is standing by it’s reports and saying that Android performs faster than iOS browser, until Apple shows them how to make use of Safari’s advancements on the UIWebView(Apple’s embedded browser).
So what do you make of all this?? I think this topic is going to be around a while!!