09/18/2011, 09:44 PM
We are going to argue over this until the Sun explodes and the last remnants of life cease to exist on this planet (if we both live that long). My reply and test was based on a statement about a 800MHz Android phone beating the TouchPad. Default browser to default browser. You expanded it to everything under the Sun. You added a C, D, and E to an A and B conversation. Even when I and others said the browser was fast enough you continued to press. For what? To prove something we already knew?
Originally Posted by muyoso
First off, yes stock does matter. Until you can get Miren on the TouchPad you will never know if the reason your phone loads pages faster is because of Miren or because of the hardware. Plus, most users won't take the time to download another browser and their first impressions will be with the default. Just like I throttled back my TouchPad to 1.2 because most users won't overclock.
Next, the 800MHz iPad has a great advantage over the TouchPad when displaying some pages. There are websites optimized for it. If they see the iPad's browser I'D they will display a different page. Look at your Politico page in the video. The TouchPad and the iPad each display different content. Compare each of those pages to a desktop browser. Which one is closer to what you see on the desktop? Not the iPad. You are not seeing the "real Internet" on the iPad and you never will. You will see the real Internet on the TouchPad. That matters to me. Whether or not it matters to you, I don't know.
Edit: Back to the topic at hand. I don't feel that web site replacements are real apps. If you can use the browser to view the content there should not be a need for an app. Also, looks like some of the major app makers are agreeing and moving their content back to the web, dropping support for the application (at least on iOS).