Last year we heard that some of Samsung’s smartphones were capable of boosting benchmarking scores, this was done when the handset would detect certain benchmarking applications, and then increase the CPU limits to boost the score.
According to a recent report by Ars Techina, Samsung’s Android 4.4 KitKat update has put an end to these practices of boosting benchmark scores.
Ars Technica have tested various Samsung devices running Android 4.3 and Android 4.4, and have discovered that the devices running Android 4.4 are no longer gaming benchmarking applications to achieve a higher score.
So it would appear that Samsung has decided to stop inflating benchmarks scores, some Samsung devices were previously running an higher CPU frequencies with benchmarking apps than they would with normal applications
The guys from Ars tested this on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4, and both devices are performing normally with Android 4.4.
Source Ars Technica
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