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Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

The mobile browser speed wars continue, and the latest fray comes courtesy of website optimization firm Blaze with claims that Android is 52-percent faster than iPhone, and quicker - in real-world testing - on 84-percent of sites. That's despite Apple's much-vaunted Nitro JavaScript engine, new to iOS 4.3 on the iPhone and iPad 2. We spoke to Blaze to find out more about the testing process, and in what ways the company was interpreting the results.

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iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

The iPad 2, Steve Jobs took to the stage to tell us, offers twice the performance of the original iPad and 9x the graphics performance, thanks to its dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor. Still, what does that mean for daily use? Considering most people spend their time on tablets browsing, we ran some side-by-side SunSpider benchmarking on Apple's old and new iPads to see how the new model shaped up. Check out the results after the cut.

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Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Gets Benchmarked on Video

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Gets Benchmarked on Video

Despite the fact that Sony may have denied the PlayStation phone in the past, it's obviously a real thing, and it's coming. With rumors suggesting that the device could launch as early as March, 2011, it's easy to start hoping that the device gets leaked more and more. We've already seen the device in some close-up videos, but this time around we get to watch as the device is run through the Qualcomm Neocore benchmark application.

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Futuremark delays 3DMark 11, geeks saddened

Futuremark delays 3DMark 11, geeks saddened

In the land of the computer geek, one of the apps that is used to show who has the biggest e-penis is 3DMark. When a new version of the app is announced geeks get all excited at the prospect of being the first to set records and hit milestones using the app. Undoubtedly with the new version of the app, 3DMark 11, being announced and expected soon geeks were all excited about benchmarking.

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DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

Motorola's DROID X update - taking the Android smartphone to 2.2 Froyo - has only been in the wild for a few hours, but over at Android Community they've already put it through its paces.  Obviously Froyo brings plenty of neat features and a generally tightened-up mobile experience, but we're more interested in what extra speed it squeezes out of the DROID X's 1GHz processor.  Happily, according to Quadrant benchmarking, it's quite an impressive leap.

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Atom N550 benchmarks suggest doubled performance over N450

Atom N550 benchmarks suggest doubled performance over N450

It seems ASUS were playing silly beggars at Computex this year, with their demo Eee PC 1015PN and 1015N netbooks both labelled as using Intel Atom N475 processors whereas actually they packed Intel's newer dual-core Atom N550 chips.  NotebookItalia spotted the discrepancy - the correct processors showed up in the system integration - and promptly ran some benchmarks to see quite how much of a boost the N550 brings over previous generation netbooks.  The good news is that the N550 bests not only the N450 but some Intel CULV chips.

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