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Are you a benchmark junkie, or do you know someone who is? If so, Aurora Software just released some tools to the Play Store that are sure to help feed your addictions: say hello to Quadrant Advanced and Professional Editions.

For the uninitiated, Quadrant has been a standard for Android benchmark tests in Android since, well, basically forever. Previously only available in the SlideMe store, the Professional and Advanced versions are now available in the Play Store.

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So, what's different about this pair of benches over the free, Standard version? More info, of course! Basically, the Advanced edition offers sub scores, offline score viewing, custom settings, and zero ads. The Professional version offers all the same features of the Advanced, but is designed for hardware vendors, developers, bloggers, and the like to test devices.

The Advanced version will set you back a measly three bucks, but if you want to use it for commercial purposes, you'll have to shell out $25 to snag the Professional edition.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    What do they mean by commerical use? 

    • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

      oh i see, so in order to show results in blogs and videos, which everybody does, they have to pay 25 bucks? 

      • Hal Motley

        It seems that way. I guess if you used the free/advanced edition and then went onto a blogging/video-sharing website like Android Police/YouTube you would be breaking the EULA if you published those results to the public.

  • Arsalan

    There goes another $25 dollars, Artem

  • Jonnyboy1989

    That's crazy money for in app that just gives only phone speed ... should of been a 1dlr or 2

  • faceless128

    i'm surprised they don't just go all the way and charge $1 every time you run it.

  • Tim Sirmovics

    Lol - That icon is from some free icon set, I have been using it in one of my companies internal Web Apps for years.

  • Hal Motley

    Actually for such powerful and popular bench-marking software £16 (~$25) is not an unreasonable price to pay for the commercial edition. I also like that the folks at Aurora Softworks are supporting independent application stores like SlideME.

    I think I'll probably grab the freebie and try it out. It looks like a solid application and I have seen it pretty much everywhere (especially Android Police) that Android enthusiasts hang out. It be cool to see what my Galaxy S II can do with all the tweaks I give it!

    Thanks for the post, Cameron! :-)

  • http://omgdroid.com/ Tony Simons

    The part about professional bloggers planning to post screenshots of results made me chuckle.

    What about un-professional bloggers, like myself? :P