Qualcomm revamps Vellamo benchmark app

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Qualcomm has updated its popular Android benchmark suite to version 2.0. The latest iteration of Vellamo boasts some major improvements, including an revamped user interface (UI) and a brand-new CPU benchmark.

If you're the sort of Android user who likes to know exactly how fast your device is and how it stacks up against other devices, this benchmark suite may be just what you are looking for.

As noted above, the first major change in Vellamo is the user interface. As you can see in the video, the benchmark suite UI renderes a sweet array of colors along with a well laid out designed that is easy-to-read. Then again, I don't think most Android geeks will care what the screenshots look like - as long as they UI is easy-to-understand. Most of us just want to know how well the device performs.

The most important change in the benchmark suite is the new CPU benchmark dubbed Metal. This benchmark compiles results from a number of tests such as Dhrystone 2.1 and Linpack into a single global score. The suit also compares the results of your device against those from other devices tested by Qualcomm.

Vellamo can also be customized - allowing users to exclude certain benchmarks and create a score based on the average of three or five different runs. You can also configure the benchmark suite to e-mail test results.

And last, but certainly not least, the app offers a number of standalone benchmarks, including touchscreen responses, advanced video, and Google's very own Octane benchmark, which can be run from the Extras menu of the updated benchmark suite.

Check out the video above to see Vellamo in action.