Samsung reportedly not alone in dishonest Android benchmarks

Samsung reportedly not alone in cheating Android benchmarks

Samsung has come underneath hearth this week for allegedly inflating the benchmark scores for the Galaxy Word three amongst different Android units, however — shocker — the corporate just isn’t alone in enhancing scores. AnandTech simply revealed a report that exhibits ASUS, HTC and different corporations utilizing the identical “benchmark detect” perform to artificially bump up the numbers. In accordance with the location, nearly all OEMs run a CPU optimization on at the least one among their units, save for Apple, Google’s Nexus four and Nexus 7 and Motorola’s newest crop of telephones. Dishonesty apart, although, what is the massive to-do about these inflated scores? AnandTech discovered that corporations notched lower than a ten-% efficiency increase in AnTuTu and Vellamo. And when’s the final time you based mostly your smartphone buy on benchmark scores alone, anyway?

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