We saw it happen with 3DMark, so this announcement almost comes as no surprise: Futuremark has plans to release a mobile variant of its PCMark benchmarking suite. There’s no launch date at the moment, but what we expect is that it’s quite a ways off, as Futuremark is talking about it as though it’s in its infancy. What we do know is that once released, it’ll support Android, iOS and Windows RT.
Straight from Futuremark’s mouth:
“Like its Windows counterpart, PCMark for mobile platforms will feature benchmark tests based on common use scenarios. By focusing on the activities and tasks that smartphone and tablet owners perform every day, PCMark mobile will provide a real-world view of system performance and battery life for modern mobile devices.
As with all our benchmarks, we will create PCMark mobile with the insights and expertise of the world’s leading technology companies. We’re now inviting interested mobile manufacturers to join our Benchmark Development Program (BDP). Members will have the opportunity to provide input at all stages of benchmark development in addition to receiving regular development builds and complimentary site licenses.
The PCMark Mobile Benchmark Development Program will complement our existing PCMark Windows BDP which counts Acer, AMD, Compal, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital as members.“
Companies interested in joining Futuremark’s development program can head here. For the rest of us, we’ll have to exercise patience. Once it gets here, I’m confident PCMark will be heavily used in mobile benchmarking. Interesting how “PC”Mark is coming to phones and tablets though!