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  • iPad 2: Mobile Safari Fastest Mobile Browser

    The iPad 2's Safari application has been deemed the world's fastest mobile Web browser.

    Tests have been conducted that measured browser speeds with the most recent Peacekeeper by Futuremark. Peacekeeper shows that the iPad 2 takes first place in Web browser benchmarks while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 takes the second place mark in Web browser benchmarks. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab originally to compete directly with the iPad 2. With iPad 2 browser benchmarks showing higher numbers, it's no doubt that the iPad 2 is still cannibalizing the market not only in popularity but also in performance.

    iOS 5 brought browser improvements to iOS from the transition to iOS 5 from iOS 4. Both contain the Nitro-Javascript engines and are blazing fast, but benchmarks show that iOS 5 brought performance enhancements to the speeds. If you're interested, you can check out the benchmarking speeds and see what the differences are for yourself.

    Redmond Pie shares that the iPhone 4S is in the lead with the Samsung Galaxy SII in second place with browser benchmarks. They also share the Google Chrome is the fastest desktop Web browser while Mozilla Firefox remains the most popular browser for Mac and PC users using Futuremark's Web browser benchmarking program.

    Since Apple has managed to make the world's fastest mobile browser for both smartphones and tablets, it raises suspicion as to why they haven't made that progress on desktops. Maybe in the near future Safari for desktops will have taken the lead, but since other browsers are already there chances are that they've taken a lead and will be able to keep developing to only make it better.

    Do you disagree with the Futuremark benchmarks? Tell us why in the comments below!

    Sources: Redmond Pie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2: Mobile Safari Fastest Mobile Browser started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Um well on a computer Google Chrome is faster, don't they have an iPad app?
    1. chad daddy's Avatar
      chad daddy -
      Apple knows their game is mobile now. That's where they focus the $$$$$
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Um well on a computer Google Crome is faster, don't they have an iPad app?
      Notice how the title says Mobile browser not computer.
    1. epikarus's Avatar
      epikarus -
      Did they compare it to chromebook?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by epikarus View Post
      Did they compare it to chromebook?
      No that would be considered an ultraportable notebook which wouldn't be compared with the iPad 2. It would be compared with the MacBook Air.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I like the speed of Chrome but I like the features of Safari better. What I want is a faster/lighter iTunes. That app is a behemoth of a program!
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      I like the speed of Chrome but I like the features of Safari better. What I want is a faster/lighter iTunes. That app is a behemoth of a program!
      Agree completely. I've been wishing that for years.
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      I like the speed of Chrome but I like the features of Safari better. What I want is a faster/lighter iTunes. That app is a behemoth of a program!
      Bloated piece of crap is a much better description. There is no reason it should lag the way it does on Win7 machines running near server grade hardware.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      I don't have chrome but I want to get it so I can type in on google "do a barrel roll" and watch it. That's all
    1. txprestige's Avatar
      txprestige -
      Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
      I like the speed of Chrome but I like the features of Safari better. What I want is a faster/lighter iTunes. That app is a behemoth of a program!
      Bit off topic, but yeah, iTunes is a sluggish pig these days, isn't it?
    1. Mjolnir1134's Avatar
      Mjolnir1134 -
      Browsers sure are fast when they aren't configured to load various tat, toot, and gubbins, such as Flash

      BA ZING!
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      What about kindles amazon's fire blazing fast browser? They sounded very sure of their browser!

      Go......... iPad ya!!!!!!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      I don't have chrome but I want to get it so I can type in on google "do a barrel roll" and watch it. That's all
      All you have to do is go on google.com, you don't need chrome
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir1134 View Post
      Browsers sure are fast when they aren't configured to load various tat, toot, and gubbins, such as Flash

      BA ZING!
      Its unfortunate that those browsers miss out on some or all content on a page when nearly 70 percent of the internet uses flash on its pages.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Its unfortunate that those browsers miss out on some or all content on a page when nearly 70 percent of the internet uses flash on its pages.
      Actually, adobe stopped developing flash for mobile. Flash is almost dead. HTML5 is close to becoming king for web content.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Its unfortunate that those browsers miss out on some or all content on a page when nearly 70 percent of the internet uses flash on its pages.
      70%? I don't think that could possibly be correct... the content that is used on Web Pages is generally 90% HTML and the rest is ads and junk. That being the case, I really don't care. There is not a flash video on anywhere near 70% of the Web Sites we visit. Any YouTube links go directly to the YouTube application seamlessly.

      Never have I had a problem loading a whole Web Site because of flash.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Um well on a computer Google Chrome is faster, don't they have an iPad app?
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Notice how the title says Mobile browser not computer.
      Wow ipodtouchman77 u didn't even read what I said, I said on a computer Chrome is faster so theoretically it would be faster on an iPad if they did the same signature signing/ignoring for website speed, and u didn't even answer the question of don't they have an iPad app?
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Wow ipodtouchman77 u didn't even read what I said, I said on a computer Crome is faster so theoretically it would be faster on an iPad if they did the same signature signing/ignoring for website speed, and u didn't even answer the question of don't they have an iPad app?
      No there is not a google chrome app.
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Actually, adobe stopped developing flash for mobile. Flash is almost dead. HTML5 is close to becoming king for web content.
      Doesn't matter what Adobe is supporting or not supporting, fact remains is existing content on the web is still running mostly in flash, it will all need to be re-encoded to html5 which will not take place overnight or in a very near future.
    1. jbardi's Avatar
      jbardi -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      Doesn't matter what Adobe is supporting or not supporting, fact remains is existing content on the web is still running mostly in flash, it will all need to be re-encoded to html5 which will not take place overnight or in a very near future.
      Once android tablets no longer have flash support now that adobe abandoned it, I am sure the sites worth visiting will quickly adopt html5. That being said, I have yet to come across a site who's videos are not hosted on YouTube or another site that falls back to HTML5 when flash is not present. Nearly 2 years now on an iPad and less than 1% of the pages I visit have content that can not be displayed, so unless you are holding out for your favorite porn site to go HTML5, quit knocking on a product you have never owned and quit making up statistics... 70% is a blatant lie by an uninformed troll.