The future of Web-based apps seems to be HTML5. As ubiquitous as it is on PCs, Adobe Flash has failed to catch on in the mobile world, and alternate solutions like Silverlight are too proprietary. A new report finds that iOS blows Android out of the water when it comes to HTML5 performance.
Spaceport.io tested a variety of iOS and Android devices for its PerfMarks report. The goal was to compare the performance of HTML5 apps on different hardware and software combinations to see which mobile platform delivers a better HTML5 experience. The study found that iOS has about three times better HTML5 performance than Android.
[Click to enlarge] iOS vs. AndroidWhen it comes to HTML5, this report finds the scales tip heavily in Apple’s favor.The PerfMarks methodology tested each device and operating system combination to assess the ability to animate image movement. Basically, spaceport.io measured the number of moving images that can be displayed at one time while maintaining a minimum frame rate of 30 FPS (frames per second) — a gaming baseline for smooth animation rendering.
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