Samsung stops rigging benchmark tests in devices with Android 4.4


Samsung got a lot of flak when they were caught rigging the benchmark scores by artificially enabling the CPU cores to run at full speed. Futuremark even went on to delist some Samsung devices for boosting 3DMark scores.

Now Ars Technica reports that Samsung has stopped rigging the tests in devices running Android 4.4. The site did some tests and found that the phones running Android KitKat update would have speeds “ramp up for a couple of seconds” but stabilised as the app became idle.

The difference between the Android 4.3 running device and Android 4.42 is about 10 percent.