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Geekbench 4.1.2

Get the vital stats of your Android device with this benchmarking tool

by Bob Thornton

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Operating Systems: Android
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Software Cost: $0.99 (Android)
Date Updated: 22 September 2017
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Developer: Primate Labs
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Geekbench
Benchmark your Android device with Geekbench

It used to be the case that benchmarking software was only available for desktop computers – PCs and Macs – but the surge in popularity of mobile devices mans that developers have been inclined to produce similar tools for mobile platforms. Geekbench is a well-respected benchmarking tool that is available for Mac, Windows and Linux, but there are also mobile versions available for Android and iOS.

The hardware market for Android devices is far more varied than for iOS and it is likely that you are unaware of just what hardware is to be found within the casing of your phone or tablet. The opening screen of the app reveal basic information about the system it is being run on such as the version of Android that is installed, what make and model of hardware is being used and the name and speed of the processor that is installed.

But things start to get a little more interesting when you select the option to run benchmarks. In doing so, you opt to put your Android device through its paces after which it will be assigned a rating so you can see how it compares to other devices in different areas. By performing test on integer and floating point processing as well as running memory tests, each area of your device can be given a rating and from this you can learn the overall rating for your device.

This is a great app for settling arguments about who has the fastest mobile, but it also provide you with a useful way of determining whether any of those tweaking tools you have been using are actually doing their job properly. Should you find that the figures returned by the benchmarks are significantly lower than expected, this could be indicative of a hardware problem that you should investigate.

What's new in 4.1.2?

- Add native support for 64-bit Intel devices.
- Report the processor frequency for both the big and LITTLE core clusters.
- Fix issues where processor information was incorrect for recent Samsung devices.

Verdict:

While not quite as informative as the desktop app, this is still a useful tool for the curious mobile user.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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