Android 2.2 beats up iOS4 in JavaScript Performance tests

chart via arstechnica.com

It looks like two major operating systems have been put head to head in an all out JavaScript war.  The Ars Techinca site has enlisted a Froyo running Google Nexus One and an Apple iPhone 4 running iOS4, to see which OS will load JavaScript faster.

With the launch of the famed Froyo or 2.2 update to the Android platform, Android users are expected to see vast improvements to their phones functionality. Within the Froyo update one can find high performance updates to the phones webkit browser. With these updates the Froyo running Android is looking better than ever. In recent reviews conducted by Ars Technica of the 2.2 platform it was noted that the Android OS was running at about 3 times faster than its previous version 2.1. When Froyos web browser was put through the ringer via Sunspider and V8, the results were surely amazing. However it seems that in the spirit of good competition Ars Technica took it upon themselves to see how the ever popular iOS4 runs Java in comparison to the Android 2.2 platform. The results were pretty clear and cut. When comparing the iOS4 and Android 2.2 via Sunspider bench marks the Android platform preformed up to two times better than iOS4. When pitting the same two under V8 bench marks the Android platform preformed up to three times faster than iOS4.

 These tests were preformed with the iPhone 4’s native browser Safari and the native browser found on the 2.2 version of the Android OS. The tests clearly show that the Android operating Nexus One loaded JavaScript considerably faster than the iOS4 on the new iPhone.

So if you’re keeping tabs Android 2.2 will run JavaScript up to two or three times faster than the iPhones Safari browser.

Looks like Apple’s Safari may have some catching up to do.

Tell us what you think of the two operating systems being pitted against themselves.

If you are an iPhone user, is there an app for this? (I kid, I kid)

No but really does this mean anything to you? Considering there will most likely be an update from Apple in the near future that will address this.

Sound off below, and let us know what you think of these test results.

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