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MobileBench Consortium Releases New Benchmarking Tool ─ on Google Play

New MobileBench benchmarking tool – a credible, fair and accurate alternative to popular consumer benchmarks for mobile devices – is now available on Google Play for free installation and use

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MobileBench, a consortium of leading companies in the mobile industry dedicated to the development of easy-to-use performance assessment tools for smartphones and tablets worldwide, announces that its first benchmark is now available on Google Play*. The MobileBench Consortium members include HP*, Huawei*, Intel*, Marvell*, OPPO*, Samsung Electronics*, SanDisk*, Spreadtrum*, Tektronix* and Vivo Communication*. The consortium was inaugurated in Shenzhen, China, in 2013.

MobileBench is an alternative to non-professional benchmarking tools for Android* smartphones and tablets. It provides consumers as well as product reviewers, performance engineers, procurement officers and IT managers with a thorough, standardized analysis of the overall performance of a mobile device through processor, memory, storage, graphics and user interface stress tests. MobileBench also includes a system performance monitor that continuously reports on CPU core, memory and storage utilization.

A companion benchmark, MobileBench-UX, will contain system-level applications that test factors affecting the user experience, and is slated for later release.

MobileBench Consortium Quotes

“The release of this standardized benchmark represents a major milestone for the MobileBench Consortium,” said Mian Quddus, Chairman of the Board of Directors, MobileBench Consortium. “MobileBench is the first Android benchmarking tool developed by a consortium of leading mobile electronics companies and ratified by key smartphone and tablet OEM and ecosystem players, for the worldwide mobile device market.”

“We are pleased to announce the release of the first version of the MobileBench benchmark – available now to millions of users on Google Play,” said Art Morgan, Marketing Co-Chair, MobileBench Consortium. “Our aspiration is to make MobileBench as important to mobile device users as horsepower is to automobile drivers. We want all smartphone and tablet owners to ask: What’s YOUR MobileBench score?”

MobileBench is available for free installation today at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilebench.mb

Companies interested in joining the MobileBench Consortium or seeking more information are asked to visit: www.mobilebenchconsortium.org

About the MobileBench Consortium

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. For more information, visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org.

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Industry Leaders to Gather for Second General Session of the MobileBench Consortium

Momentum builds as new members join the benchmarking consortium, working to deliver a credible, fair and accurate alternative to the limited number of non-standard consumer-focused benchmarking tools for mobile devices.

SHANGHAI, China, August 26, 2014 – (Business Wire) – 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, invites current members and prospective new members to its second General Session on October 16, 2014 at the Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel in Shanghai, China. MobileBench charter members include Huawei, OPPO, Samsung Electronics and Spreadtrum – with new members HP, Intel and Marvell joining over the past year. The consortium is advised by Yonsei University of Seoul, one of the prestigious universities and the oldest universities in South Korea.

Inaugurated in Shenzhen, China, in 2013, 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 Consortium Second General Session Quotes:

Intel

“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 Corporation. “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.”

Oppo

“Oppo is honored to be a member of the MobileBench Consortium and to cooperate with the mobile giants involved in this effort” said Ruphy Hsia, Director of R&D Test, Oppo. “We’re working with the top mobile manufacturers to introduce MobileBench as a fair, credible and accurate benchmark tool. This consortium is open to all interested mobile makers and we welcome others in the mobile space to be part of it”

Samsung Electronics

“Samsung expects that the MobileBench Consortium is going to play a major role in uniformly assessing hardware performance for both developers and for users of mobile devices,” said 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.”

Companies interested in joining the consortium or seeking more information are asked to visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org.

About the MobileBench Consortium

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. For more information, visitwww.mobilebenchconsortium.org.

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SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadcom, Huawei, OPPO, Samsung Electronics and Spreadtrum today announced the formation of MobileBench, a new industry consortium formed to provide more effective hardware and system-level performance assessment of mobile devices. The consortium will initially focus on addressing the need of developers to better understand every element within the mobile platform and deliver optimal system-level performance to enhance the user experience.

As telecommunication networks evolve, mobile applications are being pressed to provide users with faster next-generation interfaces, based on clear environmental guidelines and industry parameters. MobileBench will provide mobile platform designers with more useful solutions based on speedy time-to-market analysis, and consumers with more reliable indices for better assessing the user experience. Setting impartial test guidelines and embracing more sophisticated evaluation methodology, the consortium believes its tools will be widely adopted by mobile device designers and engineers, to the benefit of OEMs and consumers alike.

The consortium, which is actively seeking new members, currently has five board members: Broadcom, Huawei, OPPO, Samsung and Spreadtrum. It held its inaugural meeting in Shenzhen today, which was attended by local government dignitaries and mobile device companies.

The MobileBench Consortium plans to soon introduce two professional engineering tracks: the MobileBench for hardware evaluation and the MobileBench-UX for testing system-level applications that address factors affecting the user experience. In the future, the consortium also intends to introduce a test system for consumers to evaluate personal mobile devices on their own.

The consortium’s first benchmark tool, MobileBench, is a comprehensive program designed for engineers and system designers, and was publicly demonstrated for the first time at the event. It is a performance assessment tool that expands mobile testing from simply assessing individual components and other conventional factors to include more sophisticated test focuses such as video/image file viewing, video filming, and other specific mobile modes and services to which users can clearly relate.

MobileBench evaluates hardware components. It consists of a mobile device, including core elements such as application processors, popular memory solutions, embedded storage (eMMC) and graphics memory chips. Besides analyzing these basic test areas, engineers can set up detailed parameters such as repetition and intervals, with each test result being monitored in real-time, allowing usage pattern and system status analyses. MobileBench-UX is designed for evaluating user centric applications such as switching among different apps, video shooting and viewing, and phone camera operations. Test results are immediate.

Quotes:

Dr. Byungse So, Senior Vice President, Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering, Samsung Electronics
“With the cooperation of the mobile industry at large, the MobileBench Consortium is seeking to give top priority to providing users with added convenience and more usable features. Broad adoption of MobileBench’s applications will better delineate differences in performance and enable mobile system designers to deliver uniform performance in more diverse user environments at a faster pace.”

Rafael Sotomayor, Vice President, Mobile Platform Solutions, Broadcom
“The MobileBench Consortium will make significant inroads in providing objective ways to evaluate a mobile device’s performance in the real world. Together with other industry leaders, we will standardize many of the core benchmarking tools that developers and engineers use, as we accelerate innovation in the development of mobile applications.”

Companies interested in joining the consortium or seeking more information are asked to visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org

About the MobileBench Consortium
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. For more information, visit www.mobilebenchconsortium.org.