With both Apple and Google recently releasing highly-anticipated operating systems, many are wondering which one delivers the best performance - Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or Apple iOS 5? HTML 5 framework provider Sencha has gone some way to answering this, having conducted thorough browser tests for each OS.
“After putting the Galaxy Nexus through our test wringer, we can say that Ice Cream Sandwich is a major step for the Android browser," senior director of product management at Sencha, Aditya Bansod, wrote in a blog post; "however, it still falls short of iOS 5,” he added.
The provider of HTML5 frameworks and developer tools feels there are features missing from Ice Cream Sandwich, such as: Web Workers, Web Sockets (so no real-time web yet), poor support for the new Input Types (like datetime or range), and WebGL.
"Feature by feature, HTML5 support has gotten much better, rendering has become more accurate, and performance has gotten much faster," Bansod said in praise of Google's ICS.
"Although still behind the current HTML5 gold standard of iOS5, Android 4.0 is night and day compared to previous versions. We’re excited to see Google put this level of effort into Android’s web capabilities," Sencha concludes.
You can see the results and an explanation of their findings, here.