Steam comes to Chromebooks, Samsung unveils new phones amidst benchmark cheating scandal: Vertical Hold Ep 370
Will Steam change the game — and the fortunes of Google’s ChromeOS? And why is benchmark cheating on mobile phones a problem — and why do companies do it? Special guest, EFTM’s Dan Tyson!
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It’s all go for Google and Android, with Steam coming to Chromebooks and ChromeOS… well, sort of. Odds are good that your Chromebook might not be able to run it, and even if it can, you might not be able to play the kinds of games you most associate with Steam anyway.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s debuting brand new Galaxy A series phones, making your choices in the mid-range even more complex to consider. What’s worth buying — and what isn’t — in the mid-range phone space?
Amidst new phones, there’s also a dark cloud over Samsung as it’s been caught making “optimisation fixes” that radically change how benchmarks work on Galaxy S handsets. Is benchmark cheating something worth getting fussy about, and why do companies still do it?
We’re joined this week by our man with Android running through his veins (though we’re not sure which version), Dan Tyson from EFTM!