Apple has tweaked the Safari Web browser in iOS 5, boosting performance and adding a raft of improvements, according to Geoffrey Goetz at GigaOm.
A key but rather hidden change in Safari is increased HTML 5 compatibility, as an in-depth test by Infoworld discovered.
"InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers," writes Galen Gruman. "IOS 5 has 36% more HTML5 capabilities baked in than its predecessor iOS 4.3, 33% more than the current Android 3.2 'Honeycomb' tablet browser, and 61% more than the current Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' smartphone browser."
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