“In the face of a second set of investigative reports detailing exactly how Samsung leads other Android makers in exaggerating its performance on specific benchmarks, the company has issued its second denial this year, and which still fails to address any specifics,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“In a statement issued to CNET UK today, Samsung stated, ‘The Galaxy Note 3 maximises its CPU/GPU frequencies when running features that demand substantial performance. This was not an attempt to exaggerate particular benchmarking results. We remain committed to providing our customers with the best possible user experience,'” Dilger reports. “Samsung’s benchmarks for the Galaxy Note 3 do indeed indicate that the device ‘maximises its CPU/GPU frequencies when running’ benchmarks, which certainly are ‘features that demand substantial performance.'”
“However, Samsung’s claim that this ‘was not an attempt to exaggerate particular benchmarking results’ is belied by the fact that the maximization only occurs when running specific benchmarks and stops happening when the name of benchmark app is changed. Or when the benchmark maker specifically changes their benchmark to stop such cheating, as was the case this week with AnTuTu, one of the benchmark apps Samsung’s flagship devices identify by name when running, expressly in order to exaggerate their results.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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