Microsoft Shows Off Latest Mango HTML5 vs. Apple iOS 5.0 Beta 3


Ever since Microsoft’s been showing off what Mango will be able to do, it’s been promoting the platform’s accelerated HTML5 performance. After initially showing-up Apple and the rest of the competition, a new test had Mango dropping beneath iOS 5’s performance levels. Running that test multiple times, though, showed inconsistent data, though the numbers did lean towards a slight Microsoft advantage. Now Microsoft’s back with a new HTML5 demo, hoping to regain its top spot.

At the Worldwide Partners Conference in Los Angeles this week, Microsoft showed off what a BlackBerry Torch, the Samsung Droid Charge, the iPhone 4, and an HTC handset with Mango could pull off. This time, the company ran a demo that renders 3D fish above an ocean background, using HTML5.

The BlackBerry clocked in at only 9FPS and the Samsung hit about 20. Even with the latest iOS beta installed, the iPhone 4 could only squeeze out about 14-16FPS. With Mango’s graphics acceleration the HTC walloped the competition with 50FPS.

Obviously, we expect to see performance tweaks bump up those figures for all platforms, but Microsoft just went a long way to showing that it may still have what it takes to be the HTML5 champ.

Source: WMPoweruser

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