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Android browser beats iPhone in exhaustive head-to-head

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Browser bragging rights are kind of a big deal right now, and Android has just received a nice feather in its cap from Ottawa-based Blaze. The company ran a battery of head-to-head tests pitting the iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3 against current top-end Android devices running 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread.

The results: Android's browser posted faster load times on 84% of the 45,000 pageviews. On average, pages loaded in 2.1 seconds on Android -- about 50% better than the iPhone. Of course, you're only talking about one second here, which most people probably wouldn't really notice.

One of the more interesting takeaways from the Blaze report is that the company didn't find a correlation between the improved JavaScript engines in iOS 4.3 and Android 2.3 and overall browsing speed. "We naturally assumed that the new versions will show significantly better load times," states the Blaze post. "But we assumed wrong. When comparing iPhone 4.3 to iPhone 4.2 we saw no noticeable improvement, and Android 2.3 was only marginally faster than Android 2.2."

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