iPhone 4 - Android 2.2 Froyo bests iOS 4 in browser battle

iPhone 4 has been bested by Android 2.2 Froyo in a battle of the browsers. Ars Technica put iPhone 4 and Safari up against the newly tweaked Android browser. It found that Javascript execution in Android 2.2 Froyo was up to 3x as swift as in Safari on iOS 4.  Would a speedier web browser be enough to sway your choice?

When Android 2.2 Froyo was unveiled by Google back in May it promised the new OS would be 5x speedier than Android 2.1. And in its battle with iPhone 4, a Google Nexus One running Android 2.2 nuked Safari, out-pacing it at JavaScript execution across two benchmarks (SunSpider and V8)

JavaScipt isn’t the only element that matters when mobile browsers are loading pages. However, the speediness of the Android 2.2 should make a noticeable difference when hit a JavaScript stuffed site. Based on Ars Technica’s tests, it seems Safari can’t claim the crown as the fastest mobile browser in town.

How much does the speediest of your mobile browser matter to you? Take a gander at our iPhone 4 review for our take on Apple’s latest creation and let us know where web surfing smarts rest on smartphone shopping list.

Out now | £varies | Apple (via Ars Technica)

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