The world’s most popular performance benchmark has finally come to Android. Today Futuremark released 3DMark to the Google Play store, and the latest test allows you to compare results across different operating systems. The new 3DMark is currently available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Android (version 3.1 and up). Soon it will ... Read More »
Benchmarks are meaningless, right? For entertainment purposes only, we decided to compare the new Samsung Galaxy S4 against the HTC One and NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 platform. Keep in mind we are talking about unreleased devices and non-final software, so don’t read too much into this single test.
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Are benchmarks useful for anything more than bragging rights? It’s a question we could debate for hours, but Qualcomm just released their new Vellamo 2.0 benchmark suite and we decided to take it for a spin with a handful of Android devices to see if we could form any drive-by conclusions. Read on to see ... Read More »
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Early this week the Korea Times reported that Samsung was already working on the Galaxy S IV, which the company quickly denied as not true. Thanks to a leaked benchmark result, we now have evidence that Samsung is testing a new Android smartphone that appears to be the successor to the ... Read More »
With all the new phones expected to go on sale this spring, you may be tempted to ditch your old phone for something a little more cutting edge. But if you own an HTC phone that’s expected to receive an update to Android 4.0 (check out our official HTC Android 4.0 ... Read More »
At this point, we’re roughly 100 hours out from the official unveiling of the HTC Ville (HTC One S), but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new to report. It turns out someone has been playing around with HTC’s new handset and decided to see what it was capable of by running ... Read More »
Today Futuremark, one of the leaders in performance benchmarking software, announced that they had started development on 3DMark for Android. Some of you may remember that Rightware actually acquired 3DMarkMobile last year, but it appears Rightware only purchased the benchmark software and the 3DMark brand still belongs to Futuremark.
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There’s a certain stigma around any phone that violates the “Stock Android Experience” when it comes to the molten core of the Android community. This volatile group of hotheaded tech gods have a very clear opinion of what Android should look like, and everything else is garbage. Me? I absolutely love anything that’s new. New ... Read More »
Do smartphone benchmarks even matter? A lot of people would say “Nope” and I would agree with some, but we still like to run them every time a new version of Android is released or when a new processor hits the market. This last week Google launched the Nexus S with Android 2.3, ... Read More »
Last month we got a look at some leaked benchmark scores and determined the HTC G2 was going to offer about the same performance as the Samsung Galaxy S. Now we finally got a G2 in-house so I thought it was time to put both devices head to head and see which is ... Read More »