What is Android GPU Inspector and how it will improve mobile games

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Android 11 became official exactly a week ago, a version that in addition to being available for Google Pixel and Xiaomi Mi 10 in Spain will soon end up reaching several mobiles. In addition to this version, Google has released a new tool that today is available only for this version, but that will help Android games move to the next level, whatever your mobile.

Its official name is Android GPU Inspector, and it is a tool for developers to take full advantage of mobile devices. What is it and how will it make us have better games on Android?

Android GPU Inspector, the new must-have tool for game developers
Creating video games is a complex art. While modern environments like Unity3D or Unreal Engine are easier than ever to create a game and work perfectly on almost any smartphone, this is not the case when it comes to making the most of resources. Optimizing to the maximum is difficult, even if you are an experienced programmer, so having tools that facilitate the development process.

Android GPU Inspector is the new Android development tool. How this tool works couldn't be simpler, and it is that while testing a game we can see in great detail what is happening inside our mobile, both in the main processor and in the graphics processor, the most important element when it comes to offering the best performance in video games.

This tool does not serve to improve your games magically, and in fact, for the walking user, nothing changes. However, indirectly if you appreciate how your favorite video games will start working better on your mobile without you having to do anything. Google claims that thanks to the Android GPU Inspector, the creators of Diablo Immortal have had 45% bandwidth for vertices, while in games like the new Crash Bandicoot the interval between each image has increased from 11-16 ms to 8 ms. These figures probably won't tell you anything, but if we're talking about smoother performance and lower battery consumption, it sounds good, doesn't it?

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Available in beta for Google Pixel 4 with Android 11
The tests Google was talking about have been made possible by a private version of Android GPU Inspector. For a few hours now, Google has opened this tool for all developers around the world. In beta, yes, so there may be errors.

If you are a video game developer and want to try Android GPU Inspector you will need a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL updated to Android 11 (although it is to be expected that with updates to Android 11 it will end up expanding its compatibility). This does not mean that game improvements apply only to mobiles that have the latest version of Android, as Android GPU Inspector does not improve games, but also makes developers better optimize their games, something that helps us all.

If you are a video game developer or just curious, you can download Android GPU Inspector on its official website by clicking here.

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