Android vs iOS

HQ, our vehicle tracking and fleet management software, is compatible with all modern web browsers, both on the desktop and on mobile devices—including Android, iOS and Windows Phone. However, we are sometimes asked, which is the best phone for HQ?

As the following article shows, Javascript, the programming language that web apps depend on, runs significantly faster on iPhones (and has for some time) than Android devices:

"It seems the Android manufacturers are more interested in slapping n slow CPU cores on a die than they are in producing very fast CPU cores. And this is quite punishing when it comes to JavaScript.

"This is becoming more and more of a systemic problem in the Android ecosystem, one that will not go away in the next few years, and it may affect the future of Discourse, since we bet heavily on near-desktop JavaScript performance on mobile devices. That is clearly happening on iOS but it is quite disastrously the opposite on Android."

In a nutshell, iPhone runs web apps, including HQ, fastest.