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Soon, we’ll know the truth

I’m writing this on the morning of one of the most anticipated events in tech, Samsung’s rollout of the new Galaxy S4 phone.  There have been many leaks, and it will be interesting to see how many are true. One feature generating buzz would let you scroll just by moving your eyes. Samsung filed for the patent, but there are conflicting reports about whether eye scrolling made it into the Galaxy S4.

The leaked reports say that the U.S. version of the Galaxy S4 will use Qualcomm Inc.’s quad-core chip, while versions for other markets will use Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa-core chip. As we continue development of PhoneXPRT, I will be very interested to see how the different processors stack up performance wise.

For browser-level performance, WebXPRT 2013 is available today. If you get a new Galaxy S4, try out WebXPRT 2013 on it.  As it says on the WebXPRT.com page, your run is confidential. However, anyone who shares a Galaxy S4 score in the next week gets a free t-shirt (until they are gone). You can tag BenchmarkXPRT on a Facebook post, use the hashtag #WebXPRT on Twitter, or email us at BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com.

In other news, the HDXPRT 2013 comment period has ended and we’re working on the design document.  We’ll be sharing that with the community next week. If you have comments you haven’t sent in, please do so, and we’ll try to address them in the design document.

Eric

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