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Video shows winner of browser battle between mobile Safari, Android and IE9

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Video shows winner of browser battle between mobile Safari, Android and IE9
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fastest browser of them all? Microsoft decided to find out the answer to this question by putting an Apple iPhone, a Nexus S and an HTC Windows Phone 7 device through a browser battle. Without trying to give anything away, we can tell you that the benchmark used in the battle was made by Microsoft, the video was filmed by the guys from Redmond and this all took place at a Microsoft conference. Want to take a guess now which platform won?

We also need to tell you that the browser used on the HTC Windows Phone 7 device is the upcoming IE9 with hardware acceleration in the browser which means that the software on the HTC Windows Phone 7 device is not yet available for the public to use. Using an unreleased browser to compete with two browsers currently available possibly skews the results in favor of a desired objective-it is not playing on a level playing field. In fact, it is like comparing oranges to an Apple-and an Android.

source: YouTube via GeekWire, ElectricPig

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posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:59 1

1. android_hitman (Posts: 611; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


comme on PA this is news is from last week ... a little late i might say.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:05

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5377; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


indeed I though they where not going to show that

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:00 1

2. Ultimatephonefreak (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


End of the world the iphone lost

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:21 5

5. Kjayhawk (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


iPhone was using 4.2!!! With iOS 4.3 it got 5 fps... Not much better but still I have no idea why they didn't use iOS 4.3 its score still sucked and it would have solved the whole problem with people going crazy.

I think PA released this just to see us argue. I mean this is really old...

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:46 2

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5377; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


i guess you are right... they seem to like our wars here

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 17:18 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


duh. . They are normally a little late reposting the news from the other sites they pull from. The best thing this place has going is its active (and highly flamable) posting community. lol. They want us to fight eachother! It helps increase their add revenue.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:11 3

4. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Thaks PA for at least giving us the warning that the test was totally skewed....give me this test on three existing devices at one of the larger tech conferences and ill be more satisfied with the results.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 16:01 1

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I'd rather watch which phone sells out the fastest :)

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 16:04 7

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7037; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


yes, because you don't care what kind of outdated and closed off brick the iPhone 4 is; as long as people are duped into buying it, you're happy. :P

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:00 1

12. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Nope. Because what sells the most in a certain price category is what works better overall in that price category :)

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 20:45 3

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7037; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Samsung Captivate, which has the same internal memory as an iPhone 4, the same speed processor, the same RAM, and a bigger (and better) screen, sells right now for the exact same price WITH UP TO FOUR YEARS OF INSURANCE. Without insurance we sell it for up to a hundred bucks less. And you say that the iPhone 4 works better?

Btw, side note. Dude came in to buy the 3GS for his daughter. Sold him on the Bravo instead, with insurance and a memory card. It was an easy sell. And he loved-LOVED- that he could ACTUALLY INSURE the Bravo through us.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 16:44 1

9. John (unregistered)


I love the snotty iphone loving attitude of PA... they have been without a doubt, biased against anything other than the iphone from day one. Now they presented with an item that on paper beats the iphone and are caught red handed making excuses.

Face it, windows will be making huge strides in the next few years with not only their phone software by windows 8, which will run on tablets. And if Apple chooses not to compete to this level, it will be way behind. Who wants an ipad when windows 8 works great on a tablet. Sure maybe the tablet is slightly thicker to compensate for the larger battery, but big deal.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 17:24 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13907; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ill take functionality over the "thinnest" title any day of the week.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:06

13. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 767; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


As Charlie Sheen would say... WINdows phone is WINNING :P

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:57

14. tsb1 (unregistered)


Did anyone else notice how the iPhone had no service.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 19:38

15. heyoh23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


How does this test work?I just ran it on my ipad 2,which is far more powerful than all those handsets and was only getting 1fps.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 07:09

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5377; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


this test is not about power, but the browser capability itself.... now I wonder how much hardware acceleration on the browser will pump android...

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 23:14

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


ooo sexy WP7 device ;D call me xD

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 01:53 1

20. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


i guess its a good thing after all hat Nokia has adopted Windows Phone...coz honestly i love Symbian but it can never get the visual appeal element right in it..and the basic functions for what we were defending symbian look like are being added slowly to Windows phone platform...I'm impressed with the browser and the multitasking performance showed at the MIX...but i still HATE the homescreen!! I would go for the Android widgets and 7 homescreens any day over this BLAND Tiles view crap!!..everything else seems to be improving in it...

P.S. just to make my point I wud like to add that while i might shift to Android/Windows in the future, I will never NEVER go for the iphone in a million years!!..feels like suffocation in that "thin" brick!

posted on 26 Apr 2011, 12:27 1

22. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


"Using an unreleased browser to compete with two browsers currently available possibly skews the results in favor of a desired objective-it is not playing on a level playing field. In fact, it is like comparing oranges to an Apple-and an Android". -

Are u F**KIN nuts??! the whole idea of a conference is to showcase to customers and investors of whats coming next and the latest developments..and yes to attratc potential buyers of the device!..they just showed how the upcoming fares compared to the existing competition..how u think that skews results is beyond me! Seriously PA you have F.A.N.B.O.Y written all over you. For a tech site u really shouldnt be biased! and rather encourage the "better" things in development (pun intended to say WP7 kicks iOS in the groin) sorry fanboys..iOS just ain't the thing

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