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Industry leaders to gather for MobileBench Consortium


MobileBench, a consortium of leading companies in the mobile industry dedicated to the development of performance assessment tools for industry-wide use on smartphones and tablets, will be gathering for its second General Session on October 16 in Shanghai, China.

The consortium is currently developing two professional benchmark tools: the MobileBench benchmark for measuring hardware performance and the companion MobileBench-UX benchmark containing system-level applications that test factors affecting user experience. MobileBench is a credible, fair and accurate alternative to non-professional benchmarking tools for Android smartphones and tablets and is on track for public release in late 2014. At the General Session in Shanghai, consortium members will be briefed on the ongoing MobileBench development efforts and invited to test drive pre-release versions of the benchmark. Industry and government speakers will also present their views at this high-profile event.

MobileBench is a consortium of leading companies in the mobile industry dedicated to the development of performance assessment tools for industry-wide use with advanced mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Consisting of developers, adopters and honorary members, the MobileBench Consortium continues to seek new members from throughout the industry.

“Intel is pleased to have joined the MobileBench Consortium during the past year,” said Shervin Kheradpir, vice president of the sales and marketing group and general manager of Platform Evaluation and Competitive Assessment at Intel Corp. “We support efforts that advance the state of benchmarking in the industry, and are active participants in several benchmarking consortia and benchmark development programs. Intel is committed to work alongside the other members of the MobileBench Consortium to grow the number of industry-supported benchmarking tools available for Android.”

“Samsung expects that the MobileBench Consortium is going to play a major role in uniformly assessing hardware performance for developers and for users of mobile devices,” adds Mike Williams, vice-president, memory product planning, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. “We are working closely with other consortium members to develop the best possible assessment tools, in a collaborative effort that we are encouraging other interested companies to join.”