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It's a well-known fact that Android enthusiasts love benchmarks. When new devices hit our hands, what is one of the first things we do? Run benchmarks. It's how we compare devices to one another, and what we use to develop the standards on which future devices will be set. At this point, we use a set of benchmarking tools that have become clutch throughout the community: Quadrant, Linpack, SmartBench, etc.

Now, Qualcomm is getting into the benchmarking game with a new web benchmark called Vellamo that aims to judge device performance in areas that really matter: rendering, javascript, networking, and user experience. As a whole, Vellamo performs eleven different tests across the aforementioned categories, and it uses multiple tools within each test. Qualcomm's Sy Choudhury does a better job of covering the different benches performed than I do, so check out this video to get a better understanding:

Pretty sweet, right? We've taken the liberty of giving Vellamo a test run and grabbed some screenshots in the process. Have a look:

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Vellamo is available for free in the Android Market and works on both phones and tablets.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

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