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Android 4.4 puts an end to Samsung’s benchmark games

06
Mar
2014

Samsung was caught red-handed more than once last year as reviewers repeatedly discovered evidence that the company’s phones and tablets were artificially boosting benchmark scores. Although Samsung was the primary culprit, other popular brands were found to be using similar CPU optimization to skirt around legitimate results, but based on the latest tests, the biggest name in Android seems to have cleaned up its act once and for all. Ars Technica started with a Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy Note 3, both running Android 4.3, to perform the benchmark tests once again. As expected, the processors immediately jumped to their respective maximum speeds as soon as a benchmark app was opened. Once the phones were updated to Android 4.4, everything

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