May 28

Flash News of the Week—Smartphones Run HTML5 a lot Slower Than PCs

Benchmarks run by Spaceport.io show that HTML5 runs “six to ten times slower” on smartphones than on “a modern laptop” — in this case, a MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i7 processor. “Repeated tests, using a variety of animation techniques, show that while modern iOS and Android smartphones can handle simple HTML5 games like blackjack and Scrabble, complex games and applications are much further down the road,” says Spaceport.

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