Samsung And HTC Phones Delisted In Benchmarking App

A few months back, numerous reports have confirmed that a number of smartphone manufactures were manipulating the scores of their products on various benchmarking apps by creating certain codes that boosted the device’s performance once it detects that a certain benchmarking app was running. Samsung and HTC were actually two of the companies that were at the middle of this controversy. 

A few months back, numerous reports have confirmed that a number of smartphone manufactures were manipulating the scores of their products on various benchmarking apps by creating certain codes that boosted the device’s performance once it detects that a certain benchmarking app was running.

Samsung and HTC were actually two of the companies that were at the middle of this controversy. Samsung was prominently mentioned due to the discovery of a code in its system called “BenchmarkBooster” that specifically targeted benchmarking apps.

Today, the benchmarking app industry fights back as one of its player Futuremark has delisted a number of HTC and Samsung handsets which it suspects of cheating. According to Futuremark, the devices that were delisted failed to adhere to the company’s fairness policy, which requires that a device treats its 3DMark app just like any other app, with no tailor-made bursts of performance designed to achieve higher scores.

Devices that were delisted include the HTC One, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (both Exynos and Qualcomm versions) and Galaxy Note III (again, both Exynos and Qualcomm versions).

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