Canadians Blaze Software have conducted some rather extensive tests, showing that Android’s browser kicks Safari in the nuts when it comes to speed.
Having pitted Android against the iPhone across 1,000 websites, Android was faster 84% of the time, and 52% faster than the iPhone on average.
In total, 45,000 measurements were taken, “primarily” over Wi-Fi with the iPhone 4 and Google Nexus S. The Android devices ran Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread), while the iPhone used iOS 4.2 and 4.3.
“The purpose of the study was to determine once and for all which of the two leading smart phone vendors has the fastest browser,” said Blaze CTO and Co-Founder, Guy Podjarny. I think it’s fair to say you’ve achieved that, dudes.
You can read more about the study on Blaze’s blog.