I’ve just posted a guest blog over at Testroid, about the importance of testing for real-world performance and battery life — especially when you’re trying to figure out what sort of Android device should be able handle what sort of games.
Pricing, spec sheets and synthetic benchmarks can’t really solve this: a cheaper device will often play some games more fluidly than an expensive one, while a phone with a top-end, AnTuTu-beloved processor won’t necessarily deliver strong battery life.
My post could serve as a primer about why GameBench exists in the first place, but it also contains some really specific news: GameBench has signed up Testdroid as a key development partner! This is a huge coup for GB, because Testdroid is already becoming a leader in its field of mobile app testing, and it could potentially bring our tools to thousands of developers. Check out my post and let me know what you think!