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    running on a Sony smartphone

    So now as we wait on official news of the Android 5.0 release date and features, we can start to pull together the Key Lime Pie rumours from around the web, with the first sighting of Android 5.0 on a benchmarking website, apparently running on a Sony smartphone. There has previously been speculation that Sony is in line to produce the next Nexus phone, which may lend some credence to this rumour.
    (the article "Android 5.0 benchmark suggests Sony Nexus handset exists")

    Is that "a benchmarking website" that runs on a Sony smartphone ?
    How do I understand the underlined phrase (esp. running on) ?
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    Re: running on a Sony smartphone

    The Android software was executing (being "run on") the Sony phone. The benchmarking website reported this news.

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    Re: running on a Sony smartphone

    The text is either ambiguous (that's the kinder view) or downright misleading (that's my view). A website 'running on a Sony smartphone' would be quite a coup

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    Re: running on a Sony smartphone

    I think it's sloppy, but the intended meaning is clear. If you replaced "on a website" with "in a magazine" there would be no question.

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