Top Stories performance tests
- Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 24, Firefox 18, Internet Explorer 10, Opera 12.12
- Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Internet Explorer 9 And More
- Android Faceoff: Which Browser Wins Out On Speed, Features, Usability
- Browser Speed Tests: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11 And More
- Browser Speed Tests: IE9, Firefox 4 Beta, Chrome's Crankshaft, Opera 11 Beta
- Browser Speed Tests: Safari 5, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 6, Opera 10.6 Beta
One of the many nice things about Android is that you can install your own essential apps, like a browser, as your better default option. But do third-party alternatives like Firefox, Opera or Dolphin actually deliver a better browser? In many cases, yes. Here’s how.
We ran our own Mac-based performance tests last week with Firefox’s pre-beta release candidate, and found Firefox 4 an improvement, but not quite catching up to other browsers in raw speed.
Many readers have asked us to replicate our browser speed tests on a Mac, to see the difference in platforms and performance. So we snagged a new MacBook Pro when nobody was looking and tested the latest browsers on it.