Last month Apple announced that it had extended its license agreement with Imagination Technologies allowing it to use the PowerVR GPUs. Without a doubt Apple is Imagination's biggest mobile customer, however other chip makers like Samsung, MediaTek, AllWinner also use the same GPUs. What is it that makes these GPUs so popular, especially with Apple?
Samsung stops skewing benchmarks results with KitKat update
Recently Samsung and other Android manufacturers started to artificially boost their numbers in benchmark apps, but it appears that practice is starting to come to an end with Samsung’s KitKat update. Read on for more!
First Tegra K1 benchmarks appear, courtesy of the Lenovo ThinkVision 28
Android Authority has spoken with GameBench to find out how it intends to create an uncheatable benchmark that measures "real world performance." The company has also released its first scores, some of which are very surprising!
British startup Gamebench wants to change benchmarking with a different kind of test, that’s supposed to be impervious to manipulation and better at measuring the often invoked “real world performance”.
This week, the veil lifted on the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat leaked, we got confirmation that curved phones are coming soon, the Note 3 launched amidst controversy, Google downplayed Android malware, and the benchmark debacle erupted.
Samsung says it doesn’t cheat on benchmarks; Apple’s Phil Schiller points out these “shenanigans” on Twitter
On this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss benchmarks. There's a bit of a scandal going on in the Android community, following reports that several large manufacturers are artificially boosting their scores in benchmarks. Do you care? Or is the whole issue overblown?