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MeeGo v Android v iOS HTML5 Test [N9 v SGS2 v iPad 2]

By - On 23 June 2011 20 Comments

HTML5 seems to be the new buzz word for the cool kids, with most manufactures moving from Flash to HTML5 for their video streaming and other needs. So with that in mind, I though it’d be good to see how MeeGo/Harmattan, Android and iOS perform in an HTML5 faceoff.

The devices used for the purpose are an N9, the Galaxy S2 and Apple’s iPad 2. Here is how each of them perform. The tests were done by pointing the browser to html5test.com and noting the score out of a maximum of 450 points. You might be surprised by the results!

Lets start with iOS and the iPad 2, running iOS 4.3.3:

MeeGo v Android v iOS HTML5 Test

Followed by Android and the Galaxy S2 running Gingerbread 2.3.3:

MeeGo v Android v iOS HTML5 Test

And finally the MeeGo/Harmattan and the Nokia N9 running pre-release software:

MeeGo v Android v iOS HTML5 Test


Surprised by the results? Its some times hard to believe that Nokia is the same company that makes the Symbian browser! To recap:

  1. MeeGo/Harmattan: 283 and 14 bonus points.
  2. iOS: 217 and 7 bonus points.
  3. Android: 184 and 1 bonus point.

Finally some trivia, the latest Firefox 5 turns in a score of 286 and 9 bonus points, Safari tuns in 253 and 10 bonus points and the Symbian^3 browser, barely manages 36 points!

The Nokia N900 had a great browser and it seems Nokia’s made it even better with the N9!

[Update: Some people will say that its unfair to compare existing products with upcoming ones, and I agree. So for some perspective, as @coolkamio informs me on Twitter, iOS 5 manages a score of 304 + 9].

[Update 2: I've updated the N9 scores, based on the results from the Nokia Conversations post].

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  • coolkamio said:

    iOS 5 scores 304+9. I don’t think it’s fair to compare an unreleased OS/Device with an older platform.

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  • Mohammed Sameer said:

    I scored 283+14 with my N950!

  • blah said:

    N900 microb scores 193+1

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  • Opera! said:

    I have Opera 11 on my E52 and it gets 248 + 13…

  • Opera 2 said:

    oprera 11 on my e71 gave 248+13., ha…!

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  • WEKS said:

    Did some testing on my N900 that is dual booting Maemo and MeeGo 1.2.

    OS Browser Results

    Maemo MicroB 193+1
    Maemo Firefox5 262+9
    MeeG0 1.2 CE GPE Mini 288+14
    MeeG0 1.2 CE Firefox(5?) 262+9

  • helderlopes52 said:

    i scored 262+11 with firefox 5 on my n900

  • helderlopes52 said:

    ill try opera

  • Jure said:

    Nokia C6-01 with Opera Mobile scores 248 and 13 bonus points.

  • jaykie said:

    yep, N950 scores 283+14 with latest sw. N9 will most likely do the same with newer sw.

  • ljo said:

    Maemo5 with Firefox 7a1 as of yesterday scored 312 +9

  • gafraidh said:

    N9 just tested at 283 + 14…

  • WEKS said:

    The new browser (replaces GPE Mini) that comes with the lastet MeeGo 1.2 CE scores just 245+1

  • Satya said:

    I tested my nokia 5235 with latest opera 11.10 and got 271 11 bonus points

  • Windows 7 Help said:

    HTML one of the coolest things i know a bit about, and i’d like to know alot about

  • 安卓手机 said:

    Is there anyway i can hide the apps that i have installed on my T-mobile pulse mini? I just want certain apps hidden from my menu.

  • Жека said:

    Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray… 312 +3 бонус…