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Video: Android 2.2 (Froyo) web browser’s increased speed negated by Adobe’s Flash 10.1 Beta

Categories: Android
By: , IntoMobile
Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 3:15 AM

Last week at Google I/O Android 2.2 was launched, and one feature we really can’t wait to get our hands on is the improved web browser. There’s nothing wrong with the current web browser in Android 2.1, but with Google promising double, even triple, the speeds of what we’re already used to … we’re not going to turn that down.

In the video below, shot by Brandon Miniman from PocketNow, he compares the iPhone 3GS, with a Nexus One running Android 2.2, and the HTC HD2. Yes, the Nexus One wins points with the Adobe Flash crowd, but at what cost? In many instances the iPhone is faster, simply because it doesn’t load Flash content. Now depending on which side of the fence you sit, whether or not Flash on your mobile phone is a good thing, you’ve got to admit that there’s something to be said about the performance impact experienced when trying to browse the “full” internet.

Worst of all the Nexus One throws up an error about low memory after loading several websites. Steve Jobs’ letter about why Apple doesn’t support Flash on the iPad or iPhone is starting to sound rather accurate. Impact performance? Check. Impact system resources? Double check.

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Stefan Constantinescu

Stefan Constantinescu (@WhatTheBit on Twitter) has loved technology since as far back as he can remember. It started with computers, but in the past few years his passion has turned to mobile devices. As a mobile phone enthusiast who lives and breathes devices that connect to the internet, he knows he is not alone with this radical fascination of all things wireless. He is strongly opinionated and enjoys a good debate so leave comments in his posts and he’ll get back to you! Stefan began blogging as a hobby in the fall of 2006 and joined IntoMobile in the summer of 2007. Later he got a job at Nokia in March 2008, but as of June 2009 he has rejoined the IntoMobile team. He is currently based out of Helsinki, Finland.