How fast is fast?
Chrome's "canary" build -- the least stable and most advanced version of the browser -- was 40.5% faster than the "dev" edition and 43.5% faster than the current "stable" version.
SunSpider scores showed that the canary edition was just 2.2% faster than the dev build and only 3.5% faster than the stable version of Chrome.
The reason for the discrepancy? Sunspider's tests are many small tests where Chrome doesn't have a chance to show its mettle. The real tests will start when Crankshaft starts hitting mainstream Chrome builds in the next month or so.
Android 2.2 includes speed and browser updates (with Flash!) that allow the 6-month old Nexus One to browse the web faster than the brand-new iPhone 4.
Don't believe Google's I/O hype! They said that the new Android 2.2 OS would propel the Nexus One browser to speeds significantly faster than the speedy Apple iPad (video below), never mind competing with the speed of last year's iPhones.
But the iPad runs the third generation MORESeth Weintraub - Jul 7, 2010 4:16 PM ET
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