BlackBerry OS 7 Browser Beats IOS, Android Browsers

By 05:42 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Comments


The recent BlackBerry Operating System (OS) 7 listed browser improvements as one of its major selling points. Some benchmarks from RIM show impressive results – the browser bests Mobile Safari and the Android Browser at JavaScript and page loading times.

Tests were run on the recent BlackBerry Brecent Touch 9900, which went head to head with the iPhone 4, Google Nexus One and Nexus S. An recent BlackBerry running the BB OS6 with the recent web browser was used as well.

The recent browser in BB Operating System (OS) 7 loads pages 1.6 times faster than the one in the previous version – 7.8 seconds to load a page on average versus 12.4 seconds for the recent version. Panning and zooming is much faster too, says RIM though they didn’t provide numbers for that.




The JavaScript engine, which got a JIT compiler, flew past the mobile browsers on iOS and Android. The BlackBerry Brecent Touch 9900 ran the Sunspider benchimprint in 2.84 seconds (lower is better), while an iPhone 4 passed it in 3.23s, the two Google droids posted times between 5 and 6 seconds and finally, the BlackBerry Operating System (OS) 6 browser did it in 10.8 seconds.

Of course, what RIM neglected to mention is that all things equal, the Brecent Touch 9900 has a 20% advantage in pure clock speed – its elegant Qualcomm Central Processing Units (CPU) runs at 1.2GHz, while the rest of the competition have their run at 1Giga Hertz (GHz) (and the recent Berry runs at much lower speeds of course).

Still, the results are very impressive and hands-on reports say that the browser is lightning quick in general, not just in JavaScript benchmarks.

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