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Android 2.2 Froyo on the Nexus One destroys iOS 4 on iPhone 4 in web browsing Javascript tests

By: , IntoMobile
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 5:58 AM

Android 2.2 is fast. Stupid fast. Crazy fast. I’ve only been using it since Sunday, but I can say without hesitation that my Nexus One literally feels like a new mobile phone. I’m not alone in that regard. Ars.Technica performed the age old SunSpider, and the new school V8 Javascript benchmarks on both Android 2.2 Froyo running on a Nexus One, and iOS 4 running on the iPhone 4, and the results are stunning. The iPhone 4 with iOS 4 gets left in the dust by a Nexus One running Android 2.2 Froyo OS, when it comes to Javascript performance

The results … well when it comes to the V8 benchmark Android 2.2 is over 3x faster than the iPhone. And for SunSpider it’s almost 2x faster. The data isn’t too surprising, though, as Google themselves touted Froyo’s faster Javascript performance during the Google I/O 2010 keynote. Google showed off a Javascript webpage rendering on the both the Nexus One with Froyo and an iPad. The N1 literally swam circles around the iPad. Sure, Apple boasted about having their own Javascript enhancements for iOS 4, but it clearly can’t compete with the latest iteration of Google’s mobile operating system.

If I had an iPhone 4 with me I’d make a comparison video, but since I don’t I’m making a small request to internet users around the world, who just so happen to have a Nexus One and an iPhone 4, to load something up on YouTube.

Anything to make iPhone users cry a little.

It gets me off.

Update: I asked Axel from to run SunSpider and V8 on the Nokia N8 he currently has in his possession and this is the tweet he sent me: “well,looks like its a total fail for the moment (still a proto),sunspider not passing accessfannkuch (browser stops) & v8 crashing the phone”.

You hear that Nokia? TOTAL FAIL.

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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.