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.
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.