Apple’s iOS Runs HTML5 Games Three Times Faster Than Android

Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat:

Repeated tests show that iOS performed far better at running animations than Android. The newest iPhone 4S scored 252 PerfMarks and the iPad 2 score 327. That compares to just 53 for the iPhone 3GS from 2009. By comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone scored 147 and the Kindle Fire scored only 25.

The iPad 2 beat every single Android device tested. The newly released Android Galaxy Nexus was the only Android smartphone that could handle images at 30 frames per second.

Some Android tablets performed poorly despite their powerful hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 scored 65.

I wonder whether they used Chrome or the built-in (slower) “Browser” to test the Galaxy Nexus. Anyway, I suspect the iPad 2 only has about two days left at the top of the list.

Monday, 5 March 2012