Interesting study from Blaze, (an independent 3rd party they claim) whose study found the Chrome version running on Android 2.3 loaded Web pages 52% faster than iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3, according to thousands of independent field tests. Here’s more from the article (then read below to find out why Apple challenged these results):
“Their testing is flawed. They didn’t actually test the Safari browser on the iPhone. Instead they only tested their own proprietary app, which uses an embedded Web viewer that doesn’t actually take advantage of Safari’s Web performance optimizations,” said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris. “Despite this fundamental testing flaw, they still only found an average of a second difference in loading Web pages.”…thus leading Blaze to make the following statement:
Blaze backed away from its conclusion in light of the new data. Chief Technology Officer Guy Podjarny told CNET in a statement:
This test leveraged the embedded browser which is the only available option for iPhone applications. Blaze was under the assumption that Apple would apply the same updates to their embedded browser as they would their regular browser. If this is not the case and according to Apple’s response, it’s certainly possible the embedded browser might produce different results. If Apple decides to apply their optimizations across their embedded browser as well, then we would be more than willing to create a new report with the new performance results.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20044325-264.html#ixzz1HDBmqPlB