Finally the Android browser scores something decent on the HTML5test.
The reason is luckily not a reinvention of the wheel but the use of Chromium as base for it.
However, given the crappy upgrade
policy reality of Android, this improvement is going to result irrelevant for at least the next two years. The quota of incapable Androids will be, in the meanwhile, still too big.
Users not wanting to spend 600 USD/EUR/something to have a fast, capable, respectful browser are encouraged to use Firefox for Android.
Buyers of new phones not wanting to face the same problem in the future are encouraged to buy a Firefox OS phone.