This is Penguin Mark.
As if we haven’t seen enough holiday themed web sites and haven’t heard enough Christmas songs, Microsoft has decided to combine all of these into a web browser benchmark.
According to the IE Team, this test utilizes “hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more.”
With both platforms fighting for the third position in the mobile operating system wars, guys from the GadgetMasters made a brief comparison of Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 web browsers.
If you don’t feel like watching the video, BB10 won in pretty much everything, including the HTML5 test as it scored 485 points compared to Internet Explorer’s 320.
Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5
Now here is something for the Android users.
Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.
You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.
Internet Explorer 10
Google Chrome 23
After a sugar coated promo from the Microsoft, it’s time to put their claims into a test and find out, how good or bad Internet Explorer 10 really is when it comes to gaming and HTML5 performance.
Thankfully, a game developer from Scirra.com did a bunch of tests and let me tell you, the results are pretty ugly. Why? Mostdly due to no WebGL support.
Real Life Scenarios
When it comes to the socially engineered malware, it looks like Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is the only web browser that manages to fight it well.
According to the latest study by NSS Labs, IE10 running on the Windows 8 protected test systems against 99.1% of all the malicious web pages, followed by Google’s Chrome 70.4% mark.
However, when it came to Firefox and Safari, the block rates were incredibly low, 4.2% and 4.3% respectively.
Calls it RoboHornet Pro.
After topping the search giant’s benchmark chart, Microsoft was quick to note that while they are happy with the result, RoboHornet does not actually represent a real word browser usage, instead, it focuses in a specific aspects of browser performance.
Therefore, the software giant has decided to take the existing code and add CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch and other, “real world” aspects, resulting in a Matrix like looking benchmark, which can be seen in the video below:
RoboHornet Alpha 1.
Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”.
Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test to demonstrate Chrome’s superiority, you might want to check the results first.
According to the recent report by Strangeloop, a company that specializes in website performance, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was 8% faster in loading the majority of web pages when compares to the Google’s Chrome.
As stated in the document, IE10 average load time was 6.392 seconds, beating Firefox (6.395 seconds) and Google Chrome 20 (6.906).
Interestingly enough, overall pages loading performance was 9% slower when compared to the previous year’s report, which is blamed on heavier and heavier web sites.