Intel expands Graphics Performance Analyzers to Android

Intel Corporation is bringing its Graphics Performance Analyzers 2012 suite to smartphones and tablets running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system as well as the computing giant's own Ultrabook devices, promising developers tools to boost gaming, media and entertainment app performance. Previously limited to PC platforms, Intel GPA accesses the processor-based Intel Core and Atom solutions to analyze and optimize app performance and reduce battery consumption. Developers also can enhance web content for browsers that support hardware-accelerated rich media, including Google Chrome, Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox.

The GPA Intel 2012 suite includes System Analyzer, which tracks game performance and identifies potential bottlenecks that slow down performance or affect graphics; Frame Analyzer, which offers developers deep frame analysis of individual application elements like shaders, textures and pixel history, depicting the visual and performance impact of each individual element in real time; Platform Analyzer, which visualizes performance of app tasks and the effect on devices by viewing CPU metrics and graphics workloads; and Media Analyzer, which operates in tandem with the Intel Media SDK to offer developers to see how effectively an app uses hardware-accelerated video encode and decode in real time.

Intel GPA 2012 is available as a free download here. Intel is scheduled to publicly release support for Android devices later this year.

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