GUIMark 3 – Mobile Performance Test for HTML5 and Flash

Sean Christman of EffectiveUI has released the results for his latest test that measure HTML5 and Flash performance on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). GUIMark 3 tests different tasks like bitmap drawing, vector drawing, compute tests, and video playback (all in all there are 200 tests).

The results might be a surprise for some but not for me. As Sean put it “Flash maintains a 2x performance lead over HTML5 on average”. I encourage you to read his post and let others know about this. I think this test confirms all the effort Adobe put in optimizing the Flash Platform for mobile. And shows that it wasn’t just talk.

Disclosure: Adobe funded this effort, but anyone knowing Sean will know that he is more interest in finding the truth then favoring a particular side.

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