IOS runs HTML5 games a crazy three times faster than Android, according to a study by Spaceport.io. The tests were run on various hardware and software combinations, both for Android and iOS, and the results are pretty startling. And there’s an even more amusing data point: The Blackberry Playbook beat every Android device.
Hardware included the Samsung Droid Charge, Sony Xperia Play, Asus Eee Pad Transformer and Blackberry Playbook, amongst others. Software was Android versions 2-4, the Kindle Fire’s own Android fork and the Blackberry Playbook OS. On the iOS side were the iPhone 4/S and 3G, the iPod Touch 4G and both iPads, running a mix of iOS4 and iOS5.
The test: “How many images can be moved around a screen at one time, while maintaining a 30 frames per second (FPS) frame-rate?”
The iPad running iOS 5 smoked the competition. The iPad 2’s worst result was still better than the an Android tablet’s best result. Even the best of all Android results was only 50% better than the iPad’s worst score. Scathing.
What was the worst Android device? Motorola’s Droid 2, which “was not even able to maintain 30 FPS with a single moving object on the screen.” Compare this to the iPhone 3GS, a phone released almost three years ago, managed “50 moving objects at 30 FPS.” Suck that, Moto.
The bottom line — which we knew already– is that if you want to do anything on the mobile web other than search Google, you should be using Mobile Safari on any old iOS device.
[Via Venture Beat]