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.

Agreed. The integrated approach tends to create more efficient hardware and software

In addition Apple is generally behind the curve on adding new features,(LTE) so they can devote more resources to speed and efficiency.

I disagree here. Apple is just as capable to add features as any other solutions provider and it shows in what they deliver. They are often times first in new features or offer best of breed alternatives. Unlike their Android counterparts, Apple is often very selective about what they add and don't add. The goal is not to pack the most features into a device. That's something I believe many technology companies haven't yet grasped yet Apple has learned very well.

It's not as if Apple is taking engineers off of silicon development to work on other projects. They can and do both simultaneously. LTE integration had less to do with lack of resources than it did maximizing returns on their pre-manufactured products.

Edited 2013-10-03 20:05 UTC

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