The Nexus One pulls ahead of Apple's latest wonder phone.
Now that the two latest generation of smartphone OSes are on the market, which one is superior? Google claims that Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, is many times faster than 2.1 – but is it faster than Apple's iOS 4, running on the fastest iPhone yet? If benchmarks are the authority, then yes, it is.
Check out the comparison chart below from Ars:
The benchmark score disparity doesn't fully reflect real world use, however. Engadget put the two mobile browsers against each other and, while the Android 2.2 Nexus One was still faster in almost all cases, the iPhone 4 wasn't far behind at all. Then again, the Nexus One was running Flash. With Flash disabled on the Android browser, the Nexus One was even faster.
Those running Android phones that will be getting 2.2 soon should look forward to some free performance gains.