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Blaze Software conducted a ridiculously comprehensive browser speedtest between Android and iOS to determine which platform has the faster browser. After 45,000 tests, they found that in terms of straight line browser speed, the Android browser really kicks the iPhone’s ass!
The Android browser was on average 52 per cent faster than on iOS, which meant an average time of 2.1 seconds per site load vs 3.2 seconds for the iPhone. That’s a pretty big difference! And Android was consistently faster than the iPhone too, in Blaze’s tests, Android bested the iPhone in 84 per cent of the tested websites with the iPhone only winning 16 per cent of the time.
Blaze Software conducted their test with an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3 and a Google Nexus S running Android 2.3. Tests were performed over WiFi.
So there you have it – another victory for our little green buddy – unlucky Apple!