In Exhaustive Head-to-Head, Android Browser Beats iPhone

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Which browser reigns supreme? Ottawa-based Blaze, after a series of head-to-head tests, has determined that bragging rights clearly belong to the Android. Another interesting thing that came out of this study: There was no noticeable improvement in speed from the iPhone 4.2 to the iPhone 4.3; same for Android 2.2 and Android 2.3.

Browser bragging rights are kind of a big deal right now, and Android has just received a nice feather in its cap from Ottawa-based Blaze. The company ran a battery of head-to-head tests pitting the iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3 against current top-end Android devices running 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread.

The results: Android's browser posted faster load times on 84% of the 45,000 pageviews. On average, pages loaded in 2.1 seconds on Android -- about 50% better than the iPhone. Of course, you're only talking about one second here, which most people probably wouldn't really notice.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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