Final Placing And The iOS Winner's Circle
Our new final scores are the geometric mean of all eight mobile WBGP composite scores, which makes creating the placing table and applying a point system unnecessary.
Drum roll, please. And the winner is...
Surprise, surprise, it's Apple's own Safari.
Safari's access to Nitro really pushes it way ahead of the other browsers designed for iOS. While Dolphin, Axis, Chrome, and Sleipnir all have slightly different scores, they are basically equals. With page load times and a smoothness nearly equal to Safari, Maxthon is really the only third-party iOS browser that stands out. But, in the end, any third-party Web browser on iOS is essentially tantamount to using an older version of Safari with a slightly different user interface and additional features. Therefore, if for whatever reason you decide against using Safari on your iOS-based device, you're best off simply going with the browser that you like the best.
But Tom's Hardware, I hate Apple. What about Android?
We're already working on it, folks. With Chrome, Firefox, and Opera providing their own unique engines, distinct from the stock Android browser, and Dolphin, Maxthon, and Sleipnir providing their own take on WebKit, Android is where the real mobile Web browser action is. That mobile operating system should be just as vibrant and competitive as any on the desktop. Stay tuned next week for the Android Web Browser Grand Prix.