There’s been a raging battle the past few weeks in a Chinese forum accusing CPU maker Actions of modifying its platform version of Android to fraudulently report its AnTuTu score.
Today those multiple forum threads reached the level of news with a post at 1Pad. At post time, Google Translate would not render the page into English, so here’s the original Chinese.
I’m not surprised. Early on word leaked out that the Actions-based HKC Q79 tablet could not run the latest version of AnTuTu and provide a score. Some users reported success with an older version, but the scores were still suspect.
Forum astroturfers on behalf of Actions and tablet maker HKC were reporting a score in the 12,000-range, putting on par with the Allwinner A31s CPU. The truth is that the ATM7029 is a rather weak chip according to AnTuTu, with an honest range being somewhere in the 6,000s to 9,000s.
And since so many people base their buying decisions of an AnTuTu score, Actions wouldn’t let themselves — and their tablet partners — lose all those sales. So they engaged in fraud. And now their fraud has been revealed with their upcoming ATM7021 CPU.
On September 25th, Actions will be holding a press conference to announce new CPUs, one of which is the ATM7021 [Google Translate].
It will be interesting to see if any tech sites in China have the guts to call them on their AnTuTu score fraud.
And next up, we await word on how the Allwinner A31s CPU managed to go from an AnTuTu 3.x score in the 11,000 range to one in the 20,000-range with AnTuTu 4.0.
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