Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer to Test Performance on Android Phones

At MWC, Intel is busy showing off their updated version of their Graphics Performance Analyzer tools which was previously only available for testing application and gaming performance on PCs. Intel has updated the software and is prepping to release a version that will allow Android developers to utilize it when developing graphics intensive apps made for phones powered by Intel processors.

It was just last month at CES, that Intel started showing off their first Android handsets with their chips inside, such as the Lenovo K800. And with the Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer software, they plan on helping developers fine tune their app for performance on an Intel powered Android smartphone. The Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer manages to accomplish this by identifying bottlenecks in app, effectively enabling them to discover where their app is pushing for performance most. In this way it lets developers easily isolate problems.

At MWC, Intel is busy showing the Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer working in conjunction with an Intel reference phone while connected to an Ultrabook. In the demo that we saw, the GLBenchmark was running as a workload on the phone, showing a 3D gaming scene, while the Ultrabook was busy showing real time charts of CPU load and power dissipation using via the Intel GPA System Analyzer.

Intel says that they plan to make the Graphics Performance Analyzer available to Android developers soon. Either way, with this upcoming release of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer for Android, it’s apparent that Intel has plans to unleash a lot of Intel powered Android phones out into the market, and likely in the not too distant future.

Please note, that in accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that Intel Corporation has covered my travel, accommodations and costs related to our visit to MWC 2012.

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