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Android 2.2 Shows Off Amazing Benchmarks

Ian Douglas, a web architect over at Armor  Games has managed to get a hold of a Nexus One running Android 2.2 and posted a screenie of a Linpack Benchmark test which shows the device clocking in at 37.593 MFLOPS.  What does that mean exactly?  That Froyo now includes something, (possibly JIT) which is making the device unbelievably fast.

To help us all realize exactly how fast it really is, I downloaded the Linpack app on both my Motorola Droid and Droid Incredible and ran the same benchmark test.  Here are the results:

  • Motorola Droid (DarkEdge theme at 600Mhz) – 4.728 MFLOPS
  • Droid Incredible (Stock) – 7.012 MFLOPS

OK, now take a look back to the top of the post and then gather yourself.  Yes, it definitely says that Froyo packed in 37.593 MFLOPS.  You are speechless right?

Ian helps explain the background of Linpack and MFLOPS…

It was astonishing to see the difference in MFLOPS (Millions of FLOating-Point operations per Second), essentially a high-precision mathematics sequencing instruction set that tests how quickly a CPU can run a known number of calculations. Since Linpack themselves publish a benchmark Top 10 for Android devices, I’m not disclosing anything that hasn’t already been publicly confirmed by others.

With the possibility of this newest Android goodness coming next week at Google I/O, the anticipation seems to be building by the hour.  Someone please send me their pass.

Source: Ian Douglas

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  • Hitek9

    running 2.2 frf84b w/ 800 mhz dev kernel my highest was 12.6 still dosent compare to 37…

  • BeeJay

    WOOHOO!!! …my droid runs like crap

  • BeeJay

    WOOHOO!!! …my droid runs like crap


    Kellex or Droid Lifer: I am new to rooting and am guessing that this could be a off question, but will Froyo update on my rooted Droid? I am running DarkEdge also and have came to conclusion through other inquires that Froyo update will not effect DarkEdge at all, but wanted to hear about both from a good source (Droid-Life).

  • Rodeojones000

    I'm getting results between 9.3 and 9.8 – running NexBeast (based upon the new BB) and a P3Droid 1.0Ghz kernel. Even twice that would be amazing. If 2.2 does indeed do this to the speed of the phone, I'll immediately unroot and go to stock just to have it. If 2.2 does half of what's being rumored, we're going to have some amazing devices (which I'll immediatly show off to my iPhone-loving friends and family!).

  • deladroid

    My Incready is already the fastest I've seen (or thought I need). I couldn't imagine 4 – 5 times faster. That just means more battery drainage in my head (and bigger more straining apps). BRING IT ON.

  • Gil

    I tested it on my Droid and got 8.25 running BB V1.0 with a 1Ghz kernel. My Droid Incredible got like 6.976. And despite this, my Droid Incredible is still way faster than my Moto Droid. I'm still on the 30 day trial period but so far I have no reason to return it. The only downside I see with the Droid Incredible is that the battery runs out way faster.

  • Angel

    BB v1.0 clocked at 1.2 ghz. Averaging 9.9. Holy crap I cant imagine how fast it gonna feel when its 4x faster!! =)

  • Chris Nimon

    Running bb ver 1 w/ 1.2Ghz. I got 9.842. I cant imagine how fast this is going to be. Checked out the top 10, how in the hell did the droid get 33.833?

  • machinegun68

    Geez K,
    Just got past the 2.1 update and now the 2.2 rumors? lol
    Just one question. Are there any plans to allow me to use bluetooth dialing? This phone is ALL that and is still missing simple programs to make it complete.


    just let it have bluetooth HID, please, please, pretty please.

  • brando56894

    I think I just creamed my pants….

    I saw this via the DL app on my droid and of it wouldn't load correctly and I saw the picture and it blew my mind, I can't wait for this to be released. I can't imagine what this will be like once the custom rom makers get their hands on this beast!

  • Jess

    What the… I'm running BB 1.0 OC'd 1.0GHzLV and I'm getting 8.253 and it feels fast as hell. I can't even imagine 4x faster. It might just run right out of my hand at that rate.

  • xFenixKnightx

    3 Questions.

    Will our Droids get 2.2?
    Does this mean the lag that 2.1 bought will go away?
    Off topic question. How can I make my notification bar black without rooting?

    I did this test and kept getting 4.3 and 4.5. =(

  • Lane252

    i think i just peed myself im just saying is all

  • You know, I can't even really imagine my phone being even faster. This blows my mind when I keep thinking about it…

  • pappy53

    Where can I download this test?

  • Thegoldendroid

    That is Amazing… Ok.. to make sure I understand this correctly..2.2 will come with this type of speed? Will it even matter what type of phone you have? as long as its running 2.2 it'll be a superphone…maybe Im overestimating but that seems like the case to me….So am I gonna have to go back to stock for this?

  • My Droid's avg. about 9.8, and Im already over clocking @ 1.2 Ghz. How did others running so fast?

    • brando56894

      I've gotten the same results running BBv1 with a 1.2GHz Bekit kernel and Bugless Beast v1. The highest I've ever gotten was 15 something while testing a 1.3GHz kernel with JIT enabled, the phone was ridiculously unstable though.

  • Ray

    I scored a 8.25 running bb 1ghz but did you see the top scores on the website a froyo n1 had a score of 40 if my phone was 5x faster it would be like a time machine or something.

  • ran the benchmark on my droid incredible. 7.076 MFLOPS. not bad.

  • Just tells you what stage Android OS. The OS is getting Faster and Faster making processor life cycle longer.

  • I would not get too excited. Linpak's website shows benchmarks from people running 2.01 on a droid with rates that high. Methinks somethings fishy.

    • Tom

      Yea… Those are rooted droids using 2.01 ROMs… Likely there are developers messing around with their droids, just like there are a bunch of N1's saved from devs messing around with 2.2. Nothing fishy about that… I ran a bunch of tests, and Ive told other people and all the numbers match up.

  • Octotron

    Pretty amazing stuff. I wonder what this means for the dev community at large, because that is ridiculous.

    Anyone have info on a time frame for 2.2?

    • Ray

      I think the google conference is this week so we should no dates and details soon.

  • teejaytm

    My Moto Droid overclocked to 1.0ghz on BB 1.0 avraged at 8.46. I want Froyo!!!

  • rals

    Also Running P3 Kernel low voltage

  • rals

    Average in 9.3 – 9.6 On rooted 2.1 at 1.2ghz

  • evltwn

    Best I got was 8.2 MFLOPS running BBv1.0 OC'd 1ghz. I then ran the Lag Test app that Kellex posted here back in the beginning of April, and the best I got up was 64fps with an average of 55. Wonder how Froyo will perform in this test? Anyone else try the Lag Test app?
    Also check out the Top Ten on Green Computing's website, #9 33.833 MFLOPS Droid verizon/voles/sholes/sholes:2.0.1/ESD56/20996:user/release-keys.

  • scuba_koop

    Around 7.2 avg reading here on my moto droid running BB at 900mHz!!
    Bring on Froyo!!

  • Tom

    I'm pulling a 6.9 on DE overclocking to 800. I got a bit higher than Kellex testing it at 600, which was 4.89. Not even going to bother going higher since it is already about equal to the big dogs Incredible and N1.

  • Dito_Muertez

    I got just over 9 with jrummy red 1.1ghz setcpu set to performance. But my goal here is to not take away from 2.2, cause really i can't wait. I will be scratching my neck like a crackhead until I get my fix of newness.

  • briderx

    After 10 runs, I'm getting a steady 8.202 on Motorola Droid – BB 1 and 1.0ghzLV…

    • codash

      I concure. 8.202 MFOLPS on BBv1.0 and 1GHzLV. And I thought this was fast… WOW 37+ in 2.2!

    • Same here on the exact setup only using NexTheme and 7 slot low volt 1ghz kernel.

      I can only imagine all or most existing popular Rome will somehow incorporate 2.2 code w/ froyo, no? I'd hate to have to go back to stock as I am loving mu current setup :-/

  • slipstream20v

    That's between NINE and TEN times higher than a stock Droid… Good gravy!!! Bring it on, Google!

  • This makes me extremely happy in pants…
    Mmm, I can taste the Froyo now.

    • codash

      Im really enjoying my BB1.0. My first Custom ROM. I want to try others, but this one is just too nice.
      I havent fully grasped the overclocking. I bought SetCPU, but really don't know what I'm doing.
      Im trying to learn about MetaMorph. Exactly what it is, how to use it, and where to d/l things for it.

      • haha Metamorph is sort of a weird program. Make sure you have the Root Explorer app from the Market. I am pretty sure you need that to access the files to properly use that program. But I could be mistaken. Either way, I'll jump on the BB band wagon this Friday when I get paid 😛

    • Mrpicolas

      That had me roflmao the I can taste the froyo is what pushed it over the edgefor me

      • Thanks. That means I have just the right amount of coffee in me this morning lol

  • OMG I want it now!!!!

    • mkregs

      most child support cases began with the uttering of those words 🙂

  • codash

    Anyone think we will see this soon? I've already rode the Eclair Roller coaster. Wasn't impressed. Would 2.2 make our MOTO Droids (the only True Droid in my book) that fast?

  • mkregs

    For me….
    Non-root stock 2.1
    Results hovering around 4.5 MFLOPS after running the benchmark approx 10 times.

    • kellex

      2.1 N1 is coming in with the same results as the Incredible. About 7MFLOPS.

      • mkregs

        I suppose I could have looked at the links you provided before asking that. My bad.

        Either way, I think we are all going to need napkins if 2.2 rolls out with speeds like that.

  • John

    ~6.6 MFLOPS, Droid, BB 1.0 800mhz lv.

    Bring on the JIT!! Been known for awhile that it gives awesome increases in Android performance.. would be friggen amazing if google implemented it.

  • Jedi_Gunslinger

    Un-freak-in believable…!! Had to check calendar to make sure today wasn't April 1st. Lol… So, should this help clear up the lag issues many have mentioned in regard to the flash demos or is this totally unrelated ??

  • azurikai

    besides speed… i wonder what sexy features 2.2 includes 🙂

  • pyroholtz

    At 1.1GHz on mt Moto Droid running CyanogenMod, I received a score of 8.918 after 10 consistent runs.

    • Which kernel are you running? 🙂 Thanks

      • pyroholtz



  • the anticipation for this is higher than xmas morning

  • What the… I’m running BB 1.0 OC’d at 1GHzLV, and I’m getting 8.253. I can’t even imagine my phone at 37. I feel like it might just fly right out of my hand.

  • Anyone think we will see this soon? I’ve already rode the Eclair Roller coaster. Wasn’t impressed. Would 2.2 make our MOTO Droids (the only True Droid in my book) that fast?

  • the anticipation for this is higher than xmas morning