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iOS is 3 times faster than Android in handling HTML5

Apple’s iOS seem to handle HTML5 three times faster than Android devices, as revealed by a test done by

According to a report by, a cross platform mobile game development tool maker, handling of HTML 5, on iOS devices is three times faster than Android devices. The HTML 5 is more than being just a web browser as it also supports a lot of applications as well as games. It can also be called as a new platform for such applications and it will be better if it runs these applications and especially games, which puts a lot of load on the hardware. 

Their study clearly reports that the iOS platform has a clear advantage over the Android devices. has executed the tests on their own open source tool known as the PerfMarks and put a range of Android and iOS devices to the test. 

The test was also simple as: how many images can be moved around a screen at one time, while maintaining a frame rate of 30 frames per second. 30 frames per second, is considered as the minimum required frame-rate for maintaining visual smoothness. 

With this test it was clear that iOS devices have advantages over the Android device hardware. The results placed the iPad 2 at the top of the list while the Android tablets were the slowest. According to them some of their test scored the iPad 2 has received 327, and iPhone 4S scored 252. But the Android phones like Samsung Galaxy Nexus has 147, Samsung Galaxy Tab has 65 and Kindle fire reported to have scored just 25.

According to founder Ben Savage, the HTML 5 is getting faster with time as seen in the latest updates of Android and iOS. He also hopes that with their report the mobile browsers and operating system creators will better serve the HTML 5 game development community.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)