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Futuremark's PCMark Arrives On Android To Provide More Allegedly Useful Performance Metrics

Futuremark's PCMark Arrives On Android To Provide More Allegedly Useful Performance Metrics

3DMark came out a while back to give your Android device's GPU a rating, and now Futuremark's other benchmarking tool has arrived in the Play Store. PCMark will analyze the overall performance of your phone or tablet, rather than focusing on individual components. At the end you get a number. Is that number useful? Maybe.

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3DMark Boots The Huawei Ascend P7 From Benchmark Charts For Cheating

3DMark Boots The Huawei Ascend P7 From Benchmark Charts For Cheating

Samsung was the first to selectively boost system performance when a benchmark app was run, but it was forced to backpedal pretty quickly on that one. The latest OEM to try and sneak one past the benchmarks is Huawei with its new-ish Ascend P7. Futuremark is wise to this game, though, and has pulled the P7 from the 3DMark top phone charts.

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Latest CyanogenMod 11 Code Adds Performance Profiles... And Proceeds To 'Tag' Quadrant And Antutu Benchmarks For Boosted Scores

Latest CyanogenMod 11 Code Adds Performance Profiles... And Proceeds To 'Tag' Quadrant And Antutu Benchmarks For Boosted Scores

Last year, Samsung got into some hot water for including an automatic "high power mode" for certain apps, dialing up the processor and GPU scaling. There's nothing wrong with that in theory, but these changes were enabled specifically for benchmark apps, giving the benchmarks results that, while not technically incorrect, were artificially inflated and unlikely to be indicative of everyday performance.

Yesterday, popular custom ROM family CyanogenMod added similar state-dependent modes to its latest batches of code, and as soon as the power profiling function was added, specific triggers for the popular Quadrant and Antutu benchmarks were added as well.

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Meet ART, Part 3: Battery Life Benchmarks - Not Good, But Not Too Bad

Meet ART, Part 3: Battery Life Benchmarks - Not Good, But Not Too Bad

Shortly after the new Android Runtime made its grand entrance, I ran a pretty exhaustive (and exhausting) series of performance benchmarks that showed ART wasn't really ready to blow us away. At the time, I opted to avoid the topic of battery life because it is so difficult to test accurately and with unbiased, meaningful results. As it turns out, that was dumb. Yup, so many of you have asked, I finally had no choice but to dive in and run a battery of tests on...well,

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Sony Wises Up, Starts Blocking AnTuTu Benchmarking App (And Maybe Others) On Prototype Devices

Sony Wises Up, Starts Blocking AnTuTu Benchmarking App (And Maybe Others) On Prototype Devices

One of the many vectors which delivers leaked information on upcoming phones is the device benchmark score. Many apps upload the results to online leaderboards for all to see. There's quite a bit of information to be gleaned from these online listings – basically the entire spec list. Now Sony is looking to plug this leak by blocking benchmarking apps.

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Meet ART, Part 2: Benchmarks - Performance Won't Blow You Away Today, But It Will Get Better

Meet ART, Part 2: Benchmarks - Performance Won't Blow You Away Today, But It Will Get Better

By now you've probably heard about ART and how it will improve the speed and performance of Android, but how does it actually perform today? The new Android Runtime promises to cut out a substantial amount of overhead by losing the baggage imposed by Dalvik, which sounds great, but it's still far from mature and hasn't been seriously optimized yet. I took to running a battery of benchmarks against it to find out if the new runtime could really deliver on these high expectations.

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AnTuTu Benchmark v4.0 Is Out – Brings A New UI, Improved Benchmark Algorithms, And More

AnTuTu Benchmark v4.0 Is Out – Brings A New UI, Improved Benchmark Algorithms, And More

AnTuTu is one of the premiere full system benchmarks available on Android devices. The developers claim to have over 100 million users, and they're all getting a big update to version 4.0. Not only does the new AnTuTu look better, but the way it determines scores has been tweaked to better support faster devices.

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New Nexus 7 (Codename Razor) Fully Detailed And Benchmarked – 2GB Of RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro, And 1920x1200 Screen

New Nexus 7 (Codename Razor) Fully Detailed And Benchmarked – 2GB Of RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro, And 1920x1200 Screen

Google is set to (probably) announce the new and improved Nexus 7 tomorrow, but we've been taking a look at the device ahead of time. Some of the specs from previous rumors were dead on, and some not so much. We've got all the details and benchmarks right here. So let's dive in.

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Futuremark Bringing PCMark Benchmark App To Android, iOS, And Windows Phone

Futuremark Bringing PCMark Benchmark App To Android, iOS, And Windows Phone

Hardware enthusiasts are probably already aware of Futuremark and its PCMark software, a standard for testing and comparing computer hardware for years. PCMark is popular among reviewers and users for its comparison of hardware on standards that are more likely to reflect real-world, typical usage. Today Futuremark announced that it's bringing the software to the "Big three" mobile operating systems, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Futuremark's press release did not include a date.

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Qualcomm's Vellamo Benchmark Suite Goes 2.0, Brings Beautiful New UI And Brand-New CPU Benchmark

Qualcomm's Vellamo Benchmark Suite Goes 2.0, Brings Beautiful New UI And Brand-New CPU Benchmark

Do you enjoy knowing how fast things are? Then Qualcomm's revamped Vellamo suite is probably something you should check out. Vellamo has been the web benchmark of choice on Android for some time now, but this new update brings some major improvements.

First, the UI: it's completely different. It's actually really nice, certainly the prettiest benchmarking tool I've ever seen on Android (I mean, who really cares, but still). Just look at the screenshots:

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The next big change comes in the form of a brand-new CPU benchmark called Metal.

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