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PCMark is coming to Android, iOS and Windows RT

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Posted June 25, 2013 by Kevin in Software

Futuremark® is creating a new PCMark® benchmark for Android, iOS and Windows RT devices and is calling on mobile manufacturers to join the development. Companies in the PCMark Mobile Benchmark Development Program (BDP) will have the opportunity to provide input at all stages of development in addition to receiving regular development builds and complimentary site licenses for the new benchmark. Technology companies operating in the mobile industry such as carriers, OEMs, ODMs, component manufacturers and their suppliers are invited to apply for BDP membership now. For details please visit http://www.futuremark.com/bdp.

“We take great pride in working with the top technology companies to create the best benchmarks for consumers, industry and press,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO. “After shaking up the mobile landscape with 3DMark we’re looking forward to doing the same with a new PCMark benchmark for Android, iOS and Windows RT.”

Like its Windows counterpart, PCMark for mobile platforms will feature benchmark tests based on common use scenarios, focusing on the activities and tasks that smartphone and tablet owners perform every day. Designed for modern mobile devices, PCMark will provide a view of real-world system performance and power efficiency.

“Editors and test lab managers tell us they desperately need a credible benchmark for comparing the most popular smartphones and tablets,” said Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark President. “With PCMark for mobile platforms the press will finally have a relevant benchmark for Android, iOS and Windows RT that reliably measures the real-world performance of the latest devices.”

Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program is an initiative for building partnerships with leading hardware and technology manufacturers. The new PCMark Mobile Benchmark Development Program will complement Futuremark’s existing PCMark Windows BDP which counts Acer, AMD, Compal, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital as members.

PCMark for mobile platforms is in development now. Companies interested in joining Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program should call Oliver Baltuch on +1-408-614-2025 (PST) or email bdp@futuremark.com. Further information about the Program can be found on Futuremark’s website: http://www.futuremark.com/bdp/.

About Futuremark®

Futuremark® creates the world’s most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark’s industry standard 3DMark®, PCMark®, Powermark™ and Peacekeeper™ benchmark tests have helped millions of people measure, compare and improve the performance of their hardware and devices. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California, Taipei, Taiwan, and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com/

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