Yesterday the blog-o-sphere was all afire over a report which pitted iOS Safari against Android Chrome browser in a huge number of tests, showing a considerable victory to Chrome. However, tech pundits and people with technical knowledge have now come forward and said that there were major problems with how the test was run.
Meanwhile CNET managed to get a statement out of Apple, who seem less than impressed with the whole situation:
“Their testing is flawed. They didn’t actually test the Safari browser on the iPhone. Instead they only tested their own proprietary app, which uses an embedded Web viewer that doesn’t actually take advantage of Safari’s Web performance optimizations. Despite this fundamental testing flaw, they still only found an average of a second difference in loading Web pages.”