Windows Phone Prototype Has Great HTML5 Performance

During the MIX 11 keynote this morning, Joe Belfiore showed off the “Mango” update’s HTML5 rendering speed and Internet Explorer 9. He used a standard test from the IE Test Drive site to show how quickly the new IE9 on Windows Phone will render HTML5 when compared to a current iPhone 4 and Nexus S. In the Speed Reading test, the iPhone rendered about 2 frames per second, while the Nexus S Android phone handled about 11 frames per second, and the Windows Phone rendered about 26 frames per second. This is thanks to IE9’s GPU hardware accelleration features; the same rendering code found in the extremely fast desktop version of IE9.

UPDATE: Video added below.

Try running the same test for yourself here.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!