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

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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Tony Swash
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But let's not kid ourselves, Apple are not increasing the efficiency in the software of anything other than their current device. The widely accepted status quo is that Apple will cripple your previously buttery experience with a new OS and pretty much force you to upgrade because that's what brings them profit.


You are kidding yourself. I am running iOS7 on an iPhone 4s and iPad 2 with no problems and the last few OS upgrades have delivered plenty of new features. The simple and obvious truth is that Apple supports old iOS devices with OS updates and offers and delivers OS updates to it's installed user base in a vastly better and more comprehensive way than any other mobile OS or device vendor. Less than a month after release iOS is on two thirds of all iOS devices. There is nothing in the Android world like Apple's support of it's installed base, nothing.

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