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Android browser beats iPhone in exhaustive head-to-head

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...

Xbench performance benchmarking for Macs

Computer benchmarking applications abound for Windows machines, but what if you want to judge the capabilities of your current Mac against one you're considering buying? Though I'm in that situation far less often than I'd prefer, when I do need to measure the relative performance of two different Macs, I turn to Xbench. Xbench is a free performance benchmarking utility that measures the following...

Forget the potato, Opera 10.6 speeds past Google Chrome 6

Potatoes shooting out of tubes... A browser racing against boiled spuds... It's all good for a lighthearted laugh, but you're probably more interested in how a browser performs against non-tuber. A while back, Opera 10.5 briefly snatched away the speed crown from Google Chrome on my system. Chrome's been comfortably in the lead for quite some time now when it comes to performance, but that may...

Futuremark gets into browser benchmarking with Peacekeeper

Futuremark's 3dMark has long been a favorite way of mine to perform near-crippling tests on freshly-built systems. One of their more recent projects is aimed at a slightly less intimidating foe than 3d gaming: web browser javascript benchmarking. Called Peacekeeper, the new app makes a lot of sense for Futuremark. As one of the key brands in computer benchmarking, it's only logical that they...

Will Opera claim the Javascript speed title?

There's no denying that Opera has a loyal following, yet it continues to languish in relative obscurity in the shadows of Firefox and Internet Explorer, and now Google Chrome. Could Opera's new Javascript engine (codenamed Carakan) be the key to more widespread acceptance? A recent blog entry on the Opera web site states that "Carakan is currently about two and a half times faster at the...