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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Windows Phone browser goes up against iPhone 4 and Android ... and wins


This is interesting … Joe Belfiore, Director of the Windows Phone program, put Internet Explorer 9 mobile up against the iPhone 4 and Google’s Samsung Nexus S Android device at the MIX11 - and IE9 mobile won.
The test carried out was Microsoft’s own HTML5 speed reading test that forms part of the informal suite over on ietestdrive.com.
The Windows Phone “Mango” handset managed some 20FPS (frames per second), with the Samsung Nexus S managing only 11FPS, while the iPhone 4 trailed far behind on 2FPS.
Couple of points worth noting:
  • This is done purely using a Microsoft test platform.
  • The iPhone 4 is running iOS 4.2 and not the faster iOS 4.3 (in my informal testing using iOS4.3 the browser hobbled on at around 5FPS … a little better but not much)
It’s really great to see Microsoft pushing the turbo boost button on web browsing both on the desktop and mobile platforms. Good work!

I must say I'm surprised. 

5 comments:

Alpha said...

Always appreciate the reviews.

Jung said...

The Windows phone is severely underrated. I know, makes no sense.

nasbaumscorner said...

you just can't beat google, even if you are better then google

hoaks2 said...

I'm with you, totally surprised.

Justin said...

Wow, I'm actually really surprised. I agree with Jung, very underrated.

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