Today we take a look at Browser based performance with a new benchmark from Qualcomm!
With Google reporting daily Android device activations upward of 550,000 devices a day, the rapid growth and ubiqutity of the platform cannot be denied. As the platform has grown, we here at PC Perspective have constantly kept our eye out for ways to assess and compare the performance of different devices running the same mobile operating systems. In the past we have done performance testing with applications such as Quadrant and Linpack, and GPU testing with NenaMark and Qualcomm’s NeoCore product.
Today we are taking a look at a new mobile benchmark from Qualcomm, named Vellamo. Qualcomm has seen the need for an agnostic browser benchmark on Android, and so came Vellamo. A video introduction from Qualcomm’s Director of Product Management, Sy Choudhury, is below.
Another important aspect to the Vellamo testing suite are the User Experience tests introduced. Here, Qualcomm has developed a series of test to try to simulate things like lag in scrolling which previously haven’t necessarily been quantifiable before.
While it becomes difficult to measure what these tests are actually doing, it is good progress to see companies such as Qualcomm focusing on User Experience tests in their benchmarks.