Browser comparison between OS 1 and OS 2 - Video
I have two Playbooks around the house as a family member got a Playbook for Christmas so I decided to do a comparison between the browsers as I've noticed the browser is much improved in OS 2. Mine is loaded with OS 126.96.36.19949 and the other Playbook is loaded with OS 188.8.131.5267. The Playbook on the right in the video is the one with OS 2. Both were running on the same wifi.
The first site visited is html5test.com, which scores the browser based on the html5 compatibility. There is quite the difference between the two browsers with OS 2 scoring 51 points higher.
The second site, cnn.com, was handled well by both browsers. Not much to say here.
The third site is where the differences started to become apparent. The browser on OS 2 handled engadget.com much better then OS 1. OS 2 almost had the whole site loaded before the other even showed any signs of the page loading. Scrolling is also noticeably improved as checkerboarding is almost non-existentant on OS 2 but very apparent on OS 1.
The final site, crackberry.com, was again handled much better by OS 2. As with the previous site, the page was almost loaded before any sign of the page was loaded on OS 1. Moreover, the pinch-to-zoom demonstrated smoother implementation in OS 2 as in OS 1 there is noticeable lag.
Overall, the browser on OS 2 feels much improved except for the fact the flash player in OS 2 is very unstable. I've lost count of how many hard resets I've had to do.
I recommend to view the file in HD.
On a side note, that was shot on a 9860.
12-26-11, 12:28 PM #2
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its good to know what exactly was improved on the browser.
i just ran sunspider test on my playbook vs my iphone (lower is better):
playbook (running os 2.0 beta 6.x): 2336.1 ms
iphone (running iOS 5.0.0. not upgraded to 5.0.1 yet cause im waiting for jailbreak): 2256.5ms
despite my iphone being better, those numbers are pretty impressive for the playbook.
Last edited by lynntarbox; 12-26-11 at 12:32 PM.
12-26-11, 11:20 PM #4
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2248 ms for iphone 4s with os 5.01
2461 ms for playbook on latest release OS 1.08.6067
Can someone running the latest beta 2.0 on the playbook reboot and run:
Post results in this thread. Thanks.
12-26-11, 11:27 PM #5
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i also have an iphone 4s on 5.0.1.
playbook on OS 2.0 beta 6149.
both i just reset.
bare in mind the iphone is only 800mhz dual core while the playbook is 1ghz dual core.
just goes to show software makes a huge difference. i imagine on the ipad 2 wheres its also 1ghz dual core and thus even faster than the iphone, it'd smoke the playbook even more.
but these are just theoretical benchmarks. in real use both are pretty snappy (minus flash performance which is dreadful on pretty much any mobile device)
12-26-11, 11:41 PM #6
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- 12-27-11, 04:55 AM #10
I really hope that OS2 browser is improved over OS1. I do a lot of forum surfing and sometimes my browser will hang up. Funny enough,I've found my bridge browser will out perform the standard browser with my phone bridged and my phone on wifi. Why would that make difference?
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12-27-11, 07:08 AM #11
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AnandTech - iPhone 4S Preliminary Benchmarks: ~800MHz A5, Slightly Slower GPU than iPad 2, Still Very Fast
Anandtech uses a bunch of tests.Can someone please put Os 2.0 6149 build thru these tests.Thanks in advance.