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  • Benchmarks Show iOS 5 Beats Android at Rendering HTML5


    According to a report from AllThingsD, a cross-platforming gaming SDK, Spaceport.io, tested the speed of HTML5 rendering on iOS and Android – concluding that iOS is the faster platform in this particular case.

    Spaceport used their own benchmark, which they call the “PerfMark.” This benchmark counts the number of moving images on a screen at 30 frames per second, a rate that provides a near-native user experience. The demonstration showed that HTML5 games ran significantly faster on iOS 5 when compared to their Android counterparts - more specifically, the iPhone 4S scored 252 PerfMarks and the iPad 2 scored 327 PerfMarks. Some of the Android devices tested such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone scored 147 PerfMarks and the Kindle Fire only scored 25 PerfMarks.

    When it comes to the tablet market, the iPad 2 beat every single Android device it was tested against. Spaceport founder Ben Savage said that “HTML5 is getting faster over time, as seen in the latest OS updates across Android and iOS. Although this is a welcome trend, there is still a long way to go.” At this point in time, many companies are jumping the bandwagon and implementing HTML5 where applicable. Game developers are hoping to create games that will run on a variety of platforms allowing them to target a larger market and thus have the potential to increase revenue.

    With the iPad 2 already trumping the tablet market, we can speculate that the upcoming next-generation iPad will continue to further the gap.

    Source: AllThingsD, VentureBeat
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Benchmarks Show iOS 5 Beats Android at Rendering HTML5 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Android sucks though. Live wallpapers is the only good thing it has.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Why am I not surprised...
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Android sucks though. Live wallpapers is the only good thing it has.
      Come on bro Android makes a pretty decent OS. A lot of functionality. No need to bash.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Come on bro Android makes a pretty decent OS. A lot of functionality. No need to bash.
      No, he's right, I used have the Samsung Infuse 4G on Android 2.2 and that thing sucked @$$. Too much lag, froze on me often, and battery life was unbearable. So I returned it and went back to my iPhone 4
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Akshay, you always post the most controversial articles
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Android sucks though. Live wallpapers is the only good thing it has.
      I think saying it sucks is a bit overboard and does nothing but fuel the fire. It's better for some than iOS, so let's all be happy with what we have and move on with our lives.
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      This benchmarks are incorrect and irrelevant as they tested the Android browser witch is about to be replaced by chrome, they should have tested the chrome beta.
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      Benchmarks also showed that Android beat iOS at rendering Flash. Catch my drift?
    1. Awdad724's Avatar
      Awdad724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      Benchmarks also showed that Android beat iOS at rendering Flash. Catch my drift?
      Flash is old news. Html5 is the future. Why work towards something that in 5 years will be obsolete. Apple is investing there technology in much bigger things & I fully believe it will pay off in the near future.
    1. Akshay Masand's Avatar
      Akshay Masand -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Akshay, you always post the most controversial articles
    1. Agrosner's Avatar
      Agrosner -
      Did they test the quad core transformer prime? I guess not
    1. JesseDegenerate's Avatar
      JesseDegenerate -
      these are idevice enthusiast and tweaker forums. Not everything on your preferred platform is going to be better. i'm thinking about half will be worse. please do us all the favor of getting over it.
    1. Happy363's Avatar
      Happy363 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Awdad724 View Post
      Flash is old news. Html5 is the future. Why work towards something that in 5 years will be obsolete. Apple is investing there technology in much bigger things & I fully believe it will pay off in the near future.
      Apple just purchased one of the biggest flash companies in the world!!! I don't think it's over yet!!
    1. awesomeo4000's Avatar
      awesomeo4000 -
      i have android and ios devices and i can't even stand to use ios anymore, android just feels nicer to use to me
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      apple suck though. Siri is the only good thing it has.
    1. GeoffS4's Avatar
      GeoffS4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spazturtle View Post
      This benchmarks are incorrect and irrelevant as they tested the Android browser witch is about to be replaced by chrome, they should have tested the chrome beta.
      That would be "which"...unless we're talking about a newt.
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy363 View Post
      Apple just purchased one of the biggest flash companies in the world!!! I don't think it's over yet!!
      I think you mean flash memory. Not Adobe Flash, the online media platform.

      There has to be two operating systems on top. (i.e. Windows Mac OS) one is ultimately going to be better at some things just as one will be more widely used. Competition is good. I for one don't see a problem with either. I use iOS, but would also like the more open Android. I just happen to prefer iOS.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Android sucks though. Live wallpapers is the only good thing it has.
      Try Vwallpaper. iOS does a pretty good job!
    1. McMichael96's Avatar
      McMichael96 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy363 View Post
      Apple just purchased one of the biggest flash companies in the world!!! I don't think it's over yet!!
      I think you got it all wrong... Adobe is the only "flash" company, the flash that they in this artical are talking about is like FarmVille games on Facebook... Apple don't need that...

      Apple bought a flash storage company which is used in iPads, iPhones, iPods and Some MacBooks and iMacs etc.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Who gives a rats *** what the benchmark is for rendering HTML 5. These people that do these irrelevant to real life tests are purposely trying to stir the who is better than who pot.

      Use what you like and that's it. iOS is Better than android in Some areas and android is better than iOS in some areas.

      I personally like iOS better and enjoy knowing that there isn't 7 companies making products for my iOS constantly trying one up each other with hardware and different proprietary software.

      My iPhone 4s will get every update apple has to offer for many years and I can only afford one phone a year not 4-6 with how many new android phones come out.