Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris has already fired back, saying that “testing is flawed because they [Blaze] 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 that doesn’t take advantage of Safari’s web performance optimizations.”
Apparently, by not using Safari mobile natively, Blaze missed out on the changes made to the browser in 4.3.
We’ll keep you posted.
What is the most important reason for owning a smartphone? Messaging? Apps? Facebook? Twitter? Among the top responses to this question, web-browsing is one of the absolute highest. If a recent study from Blaze is right, Android is the way to go if you value web-browsing at its best.
According to a rigorous test on browser speed –performed with custom software– Android’s web-browser is 52% faster than the one found on iOS. The test was performed with a Nexus S on 2.3, and an iPhone 4 on 4.3. Using the custom software developed by Blaze, 1,000 web-pages were loaded 45,000 times over WiFi. The Nexus S and iPhone 4 took an average of 2.144 and 3.254 seconds respectively. Theoretically, you wouldn’t notice this much of difference in real life usage, but the numbers don’t lie.
Anyone out there using both platforms? Do you notice a difference? Let us know in the comments below.