With mobile Web browsing on a steep rise, Blaze Software has found that smartphones with Google’s Android OS performed 52% faster than Apple’s iPhone and iOS. Android finished loading a Web page faster on 84% of the 1,000 websites tested.

According to Blaze, mobile web browser usage is forecast to grow to include 44.1% of U.S. citizens by 2014. Blaze’s research team took over 45,000 measurements on the latest iPhone and Android devices in its study.

Blaze also noted that recent JavaScript performance enhancements included in Apple’s latest iOS 4.3 and Android 2.3 resulted in no measurable performance improvements in Web page loading times.

“We were very surprised by the results”, said Guy Podjarny, Blaze CTO and Co-Founder. “We assumed that it would be closer race and that the latest JavaScript speed improvements would have a more material impact on performance. The fact that Android beat iPhone by such a large margin was not expected”.

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