It's about time one of the big manufacturers jumped into making benchmark software for Android phones and tablets, and with today's announcement, that's just what Futuremark has done. Futuremark has joined forces with hardware manufacturers Acer, Intel, Qualcomm, and SingTel-Optus in order to produce the best, most accurate benchmark possible for Android.
Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO said, "For more than ten years we have worked with the world's leading PC hardware manufacturers to create 3DMark and PCMark. As a result, Futuremark benchmarks are the industry standard for PC performance measurement used by hundreds of press publications and millions of end-users. As we bring 3DMark to Android, we are excited to expand our cooperation to include Acer, Intel, Qualcomm and SingTel-Optus, technology leaders who will bring unparalleled insight, experience and vision to the development of 3DMark for Android."
We will see the new benchmark later this year. It's certainly something that is craved by reviewers and journalists around the web. Even better, the results will be able to be directly compared to those of the new Windows version also coming out later this year. Here's what some of Futuremark's partners have to say about the new benchmark: