It's been a while since we saw any mention of Quadrant benchmark scores in phone reviews. We hoped that it was for the obvious reason, but in a world where the Galaxy Nexus is king we couldn't run a Quadrant score even if we wanted to -- it didn't work properly with Ice Cream Sandwich. Version 2.0 lands today with support for ICS and multicore CPU's. Oh, and it now supports Polish as well.
What perhaps makes this version more irrelevant than the previous version is down to the changes that have been made to get it working on these new devices. This updated version scores differently to all the previous 1.x releases of the app, so at the moment there is a grand total of 4 results in the results browser. This will be restored in future updates but so far I can compare my Galaxy Nexus to the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab and Nexus S. Useful.
Otherwise everything is the same as it has always been. In 2012 it is definitely not how we should be judging our smartphone performance. Only using a smartphone can judge that. We already know that benchmark results can be cheated, so while it looks good to be at the top of the pile, it isn't necessarily where you belong. And if you don't set out to cheat, it still isn't all that accurate. My Galaxy Nexus scored significantly higher than the Galaxy Nexus in the results browser at first run of the app.
We'll never tell you guys how to use your phones, and with the right results running a Quadrant benchmark can still make you look better than your friends. Just don't read too much into it. Please? You will find the handy download links after the break.
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