Benchmarks show Android 4.0 update from HTC delivers significant performance boost
Android 4.0 is finally here for the HTC Sensation, Sensation XE and Velocity. We’ve all been waiting patiently to enjoy all the new goodies included in the Ice Cream Sandwich update, but we’re hearing that the latest Android build brings significant performance improvements as well. The video included with the HTC velocity post from earlier today mentions that the HTC Sense 3.6 launcher is a lot smoother than previous iterations, but our friends over at Engadget thought it would be prudent to put the HTC Sensation XE through a new series of benchmark tests to see how Android 4.0 stacked up again Android 2.3.
The resulting numbers give the Android 4.0 update with HTC Sense 3.6 a leg up over its previous build. The benchmarks scores showed significant performance improvements in 3D rendering which should be excellent news for those who enjoy 3D gaming and plan on holding on the their Android phone for a while longer.
|Sense 3.0||Sense 3.6|
|SunSpider 9.1 (ms, lower numbers are better)||3,366||2,020|
|GLBenchmark – Egypt||24fps||46fps|
We’re not sure how things will turn out for HTC device running on single-core processors, but we’ll be sure to let you know once more Android 4.0 updates start rolling out to other HTC devices.