MIX 2011 is well underway and one of the really cool things that Microsoft showed at MIX 2011 in Las Vegas is the new IE9 for Windows Phone 7 and how it performs against Safari on iOS and Android’s native web browser. Well, rather interestingly, IE9 for Windows Phone 7 clearly smokes the above mentioned browsers, all thanks to its hardware acceleration capability.
Director of the Windows Phone program Joe Belfiore took the stage to start of the HTML5 browser wars. Obviously, seeing their browsers get smoked by IE9 mobile would definitely initiate a retaliation from both the companies. The HTML5 speed reading demo was done from Microsoft’s own ietestdrive.com website. IE9 mobile on Windows Phone 7 achieved 20 FPS while the Nexus S managed half of that, by achieving 11 FPS, whereas Safari on the iPhone 4 just crawled at 2 FPS. Needless to say, both Google and Apple won’t be pleased with these results.
There’s a little uncertainty here though. It was not revealed what particular version of system software were the Nexus S and iPhone 4 running. We all know that iOS 4.3.x brought improved Safari performance for all iOS devices. It would be interesting to find out what the real deal is here.
Nevertheless, check out the video below to see the amazing IE9 mobile for Windows Phone 7 performance. (via Winrumors)