Round 2! Android 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test and Comparison

In Round 1 of this test, where we put the Froyo web browser on the Nexus One up against the HTC HD2 and the iPhone 3GS, we kept Flash turned on, which slowed performance tremendously on pages that had Flash content. It seems that the best middle-ground here is to keep Flash 10.1 Beta installed, but to select “on-demand” in the Enable Plug-ins menu setting in the web browser. This way, you can still have Flash if you want it, but by default, it will ask you if you want to load Flash elements. Take a look at this video where, as promised by Google, the Froyo web browser is the fastest when compared to other smartphones, sometimes by a huge margin.

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.