HTML 5 iOS apps three times faster than Android
There’s news today for those people interested in Web-based apps and HTML 5, as a new report has discovered that HTML 5 iOS apps are three times faster than Android. The iOS mobile platform offers a far better HTML 5 experience then but many may be surprised to find out just how much better the iOS experience is.
Various iOS and Android devices were used for the report with the aim of testing HTML 5 apps with a variety of hardware and software permutations. The methodology involved testing the different devices and OS combinations and appraising the capability to animate image movement. This was done by calculating the number of moving images able to be displayed simultaneously while sustaining a minimum frame rate of 30fps (frames per second).
The PerfMarks report by Spaceport.io found that the device that came top for HTML 5 experience was the Apple iPad 2, despite having lesser specs than the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablets. The iPhone 4S also came out of the tests well, managing to sustain a frame rate of 30fps whilst displaying more than 200 moving objects. A really staggering difference was noted when it was found that nearly all of the Android phones could only cope with one image at 30fps.
Of the Android smartphones used for the report the best performance came from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, unsurprisingly one of the most recent releases and using the latest Android mobile OS, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although this gave a far better HTML 5 performance, its best efforts only measured around half of the animated objects that the iPhone 4S managed. HTML 5 seems to be the way forward then for Web-based apps and among the big names that have backed it as the standard are Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, according to PC World. With the growing tendency toward HTML 5 there will no doubt be more initiatives to set objective benchmarks and metrics. If you want to find out more about HTML 5 you can view a video below this story from when it was first introduced.
We should point out that the PerfMarks report only involved iOS and Android devices and it would certainly be interesting to see how the Windows Phone platform compares, a factor that may be added in future reports. What are your thoughts on the findings in this HTML 5 performance report? Let us know with your comments.