Rightware recently unveiled its new operating system called Basemark for the Android mobile platform. The OS enables an objective system-wide comparison of Android-based devices with a seemingly accurate and reliable collection of benchmark tests for mobile phones running Android OS on ARM and x86 architectures.
Basemark provides program startup tests for numerous standard Android applications, Bluetooth and Dialer. It offers a comprehensive suite of tests with test reports that are supposedly quite simple to comprehend. They include system tests aimed to stress the standard Android applications, messaging services, Java, file operations, memory IO, databases, zip compression and decompression along with the classic Dhrystone ALU and Whetstone FPU.
“Android has been a tremendous platform for mobile and consumer devices, and people working around its ecosystem have been complaining about the lack of a professional benchmark that provides all stakeholders with a reliable base to measure the system-wide performance of Android-based devices. We decided to offer Rightware’s competence and resources to set this thing straight and provide ground-breaking product to hardware manufacturers, OEMs, independent software developers as well as tech savvy consumers to pinpoint the performance bottlenecks accurately,” cited Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware.
Graphic tests featuring in the new OS claim to allow accurate measurement of 2D imaging, image scaling, JPEG, PNG and GIF encoding and decoding. It also possesses a compelling 3D test set incorporating fillrate, polycount, lighting, texturing and rendering tests along with a 3D game test based on OpenGL ES. The media decoding tests include H263, H264, MP4 and 3GP for video and AMR, AAC, MP3 and WAV for audio.
The Rightware Basemark operating system for Android is now available for licensing as source code and binary version.