Samsung removes benchmarks boosting code with the KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 and Note 3

Android 4.4 Galaxy Note 3 Benchmarks

A few months ago, Samsung was accused of wrongly misleading the public with benchmarks scores, thanks to a native code within the devices. It is now reported that Samsung has removed all such code from its new Android 4.4 update, thus providing honest and unadulterated benchmark scores. The Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3 devices will receive this fix with the Android 4.4 update, with most variants already receiving the update.

A developer has confirmed this by claiming that the ‘‘ file on the devices is now missing, which apparently led to the increase of benchmark scores. This was further proven by new benchmark scores which revealed a drop compared to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, thus clarifying that Samsung is no longer falsely increasing its benchmark scores. This will greatly boost Samsung’s credibility in the industry, which is crucial with the Galaxy S5 launch approaching quickly.

Rigging of benchmark scores basically allowed Samsung to gain an upper hand over its competition. But the tech world was quite quick to spot Samsung’s misleading tactics which has now led to the company’s U-turn.


Source: Ars Technica

Via: Android Police

One Reply to “Samsung removes benchmarks boosting code with the KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 and Note 3”

  1. It’s about time. This makes you think, though. How many other companies are doing the same benchmark rigging Samsung was doing, but are not getting caught or getting in trouble for it? Personally, this incident had ruined the credibility of benchmarks for me.

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