Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:07 UTC

With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we've worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization. It's possible that older Motorola devices might've done the same thing, but none of the newer devices we have on hand exhibited the behavior. It's a systemic problem that seems to have surfaced over the last two years, and one that extends far beyond Samsung.

Pathetic, but this has been going on in the wider industry for as long as I can remember - graphics chip makers come to mind, for instance. Still, this is clearly scumbag behaviour designed to mislead consumers.

On the other hand, if you buy a phone based on silly artificial benchmark scores, you deserve to be cheated.

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To be fair, they should be ahead. Apple designs the processor itself, meaning they can design the phone around it from the beginning. Other manufacturers(besides Samsung) have to wait for Qualcom or Nvidia, ect. to design their processor, then start a phone design. In addition Apple is generally behind the curve on adding new features,(LTE) so they can devote more resources to speed and efficiency.

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