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The other major browser-related feature I got a chance to see today was a feature requested by myself and other tech journalists during LG's event this week: Q-Slide for YouTube. If you haven't followed, LG has included a feature they've dubbed Q-Slide which allows for full screen video to be played via an overlay with user-controllable transparency atop another application. The use case they're targeting specifically is one which is very popular in Korea – watching TV DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) content while on public transportation alongside messaging or browsing the web.
Well, in addition to the aforementioned updated V8 library inside the version of the browser I was shown was the ability to use Q-Slide for any YouTube video or HTML5 Video element video as well. Since the European and US markets don't have any equivalent to DMB, Q-Slide needs to be compatible with other video playback sources beyond the stock player, and the browser team worked to make this compatible before launch.
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JaPeL - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkCan you ask If they are going to use ISDB-t for japan and south america? that would be SO awesome
j85 - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkMost mainstream users will probably use the stock browser, but probably not most Anandtech readers. So, why are you not testing with Chrome? If you did we'd be able to compare the performance against our own current devices.
ratte - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkBecause they don't have a review unit ?
MantasPakenas - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkIf they can watch youtube and install GL Benchmark and Linpack, they can install Chrome just the same. Plus, they don't run benchmarks on Chrome even on review units. This is simply unacceptable, especially without any reaction to probably the most requested benchmark improvement...
ssj4Gogeta - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - link+1 for testing with Chrome.
@j85: I wonder how fast Lt. Commander Data would run SunSpider :P
tuxRoller - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkChrome would be great but I'd also like to see Firefox.
Also, consider adding the v8 and kraken benchmarks. You complain about how old the sunspider benchmark is but then neglect to run modern ones.
I'd be especially curious to see how the new iphone does with the newer browser tests.
I also recommend testing with Chrome on iOS. You know, for fairness., and totally not because Apple's anti-competitive lockout of JIT for non-stock browsers would cause scores to tank.
powerarmour - Friday, September 21, 2012 - linkI agree, using the Chrome browser would be a much fairer test.
powerarmour - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkShame there are a few phones on that list that haven't been updated with their Jellybean stock browser scores, namely the Nexus devices.
Galaxy Nexus gets 122k on Browsermark and ~1500 on Sunspider now :)
DanNeely - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkFor a lot of phones it's probably that the review units were returned/resold. Retesting for new OS versions is only possible if someone at AT still has one.