The latest ‘race’ in the mobile industry is all about HTML5 compatibility with many sites choosing to forego flash completely for example visit here. Currently, BlackBerry 10 holds the title as the best scoring mobile platform, according to HTML5test.com. However, the creators of the popular 3rd party browser, Dolphin, are claiming that their latest Dolphin beta garners a 450+ score. MoboTap, the developers behind the Dolphin Browser, claim the Dolphin Engine allows HTML5 rendering up to 5-10 times faster than the default browser on Android, and at times, 100 percent faster than Chrome.
“Dolphin is committed to building a browser that provides the absolute best consumer experience for mobile Web browsing, Web apps and gaming,” said Yongzhi Yang, CEO of MoboTap. “We’re always looking for ways to tweak the browser to make it faster, easier and more fun to use. Dolphin Engine’s tremendously high scores are a testament to the tireless work of our engineering team.”
Dolphin says they were able to achieve this enhancement through extensive canvas improvements, with particular attention to canvas element, 2D context and text. In addition, Dolphin Engine made significant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing.
BlackBerry 10’s current HTML5 test score puts it right at 447. RIM’s tablet OS for the PlayBook is also the current leader with scores of 373 for OS 2.0 and 393 for OS 2.1 beta. Nonetheless, we expect RIM to continuously make improvements to its browsers HTML5 compatibility. How long until you think RIM passes the Dolphin browser?