Update: Developer Wanam has confirmed on Twitter that the code responsible for the „boosting“ behavior has been removed in the Android 4.4 ROMs for both the Note 3 and Galaxy S4.
@AndroidPolice I can confirm. the package „com.sec.android.app.twdvfs“ was removed from Samsung Android Kitkat builds #GalaxyS4 #GalaxyNote3
— Wanam (@WanamXda) March 4, 2014
Months after the Galaxy S4 was released last year, allegations began surfacing from Anandtech that Samsung was essentially „gaming“ its devices‘ CPU and GPU benchmark scores by leaving cores at „full throttle“ when such benchmarking applications were launched.
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Testing Shows Samsung Has Disabled Its Benchmark-Boosting Tomfoolery In Android 4.4 Updates To S4 And Note 3 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.