Android phones running the latest Gingerbread iteration of the OS load web pages more than 50 per cent faster than the iPhone 4, an informal study reveals.
Blaze Software conducted a whopping 45,000 tests on the Gingerbread-packing Google Nexus S and the current-gen iPhone over 3G and Wi-Fi connections.
The survey found that when used with Chrome, the media loading time for the Google Nexus S was 2.144 seconds. That compared to a figure of 3.254 seconds for iPhones using Apple’s proprietary Safari browser.
Used over 1,000 web domains, Gingerbread powered handsets were also found to render pages faster on 84 per cent of sites.
The study authors stated: "Android wasn't just faster overall, but rather provided a faster browsing experience four times out of five.”
Gingerbread is currently only on the Nexus S and Nexus One, but will feature on a host of handsets arriving later this year from the likes of Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson.