Jul 7th, 2010 publishUpdated   Sep 10th, 2021, 4:49 pm

At Google I/O, we all laughed (some cried, depending on who you’re rooting for) and cheered when Vic Gundotra showed the Froyo-equipped Google Nexus One outshining Apple’s iPad in a browser javascript performance test between the two devices’ default browsers. Ars Technica took it upon themselves to give us more of a traditional look at how big of a leap Android 2.2 has over iOS4 in this department.


Running SunSpider benchmarks, Android nearly halved the amount of time it took to execute the tests over the iPhone 4 running iOS4. As far as V8 goes? Android 2.2 on the Nexus more than quadrupled the results the iPhone managed to produce.  Tooting horns was never a huge pastime of mine, but I think it’s necessary to let out a big bowl of Vuvuzela for Android on this one.