Samsung brings a dedicated app to improve games on its Android flagships
Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series users can now install a dedicated app that will enhance the performance of selected games on their phones through separate GPU driver updates. The Samsung GameDriver app is available for the Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon versions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20. The South Korean company has only chosen its flagship models for the new experience for now, but has plans to expand the GameDriver app to additional devices. over time.
To bring the GameDriver app, Samsung has been associated with Google and GPU vendors, including ARM and Qualcomm. “Game Driver provides a new way to update the GPU driver by store and this offers a more stable and better performance GPU driving for target games,” said the company said in a post on Samsung’s developer website.
Samsung hasn’t released any gaming smartphones to take on the likes of Asus ROG 3 Phone and Razer Phone 2 They have dedicated hardware changes, including a special heat dissipation system and special controls for action games. The company, however, has competitive devices that include the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 models that have the potential to be the first choice for gamers.
But since mobile games are becoming increasingly graphics-intensive, Samsung’s new GameDriver app enables the company to provide enhancements, even without implementing full software updates. In a way, it’s similar to how PC gamers often update their GPU drivers. Companies like Nvidia provide regular updates to their graphics processors to bring improvements and optimizations that are not available through general software updates.
But Samsung isn’t the first manufacturer to bring GPU driver updates to smartphones. In March, Qualcomm Announced Support for upgradeable GPU drivers on your Snapdragon SoCs using the Snapdragon Elite Gaming feature. Debuted at Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL through a partnership with certain game studios. Companies included Oppo and Xiaomi they have also offered a similar experience on their flagships in the recent past.
That being said, if you have a Samsung Galaxy S20 or Galaxy Note 20 phone, you can download the Exynos or Qualcomm GameDriver app version directly from Google play Store. Supports titles including Black Desert, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Mobile. However, the list may be updated in the next few days. Samsung has said that it plans to make the app available for more devices soon.