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Android 2.2 Froyo blazes past iOS4 on the JavaScript track

I just stumbled upon an interesting comparison between the iOS4 and Android 2.2 and thought you it might interest you. With both running on 1GHz CPUs (the Snapdragon Scorpion core vs the iPhone Cortex-A8) the results come up somewhat surprising (for me at least).

Instead of the expected similar scores we got a clear domination of the Froyo-running Nexus One over the iPhone 4. Of course this is probably partially down to JavaScript engines of the two browsers, but the JIT compiler brought by Froyo also helps here (obviously quite a lot). And even though JavaScript performance plays a pretty minor part in the overall user experience, it’s another sweet victory for Android nonetheless.



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