Samsung has decided to spice up the holiday season by coming up with a dedicated app to improve gaming performance. The app will only be available for the flagship Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series through standalone GPU driver updates. The Samsung GameDriver app will be available for the Qualcomm and Exynos versions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series.
The app will make use of Google’s GPU Inspector Tool, launched earlier in 2020. To recall, Google’s tool helps GPU drivers improve the gaming experience. For people who aren’t aware, Qualcomm collaborated with Google to bring updatable GPU drivers on various Android devices that were powered by compatible chipsets (including Snapdragon 765, 855, and 865). With the new Samsung GameDriver app, Samsung will be looking to bring the same gaming experience but with improved performance.
Samsung aiming to offer improved and better performing GPU drivers
Samsung has partnered with Google and GPU vendors to come up with the GameDriver app as it looks to provide a new way to update GPU drivers. Samsung claims that through this app, it will be able to deliver better performing and more stable GPU drivers resulting in better gaming performance for target games.
Samsung hasn’t dipped into the gaming smartphone market yet. This means it doesn’t have a device to rival gaming beasts like the Razer Phone 2 or Asus ROG Phone 3, which feature dedicated hardware for exceptional gaming. Samsung, however, has competitive flagship models (Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20) that have the potential to be viable options for mobile gamers albeit with the help of the GameDriver app.
Success with flagship lineup could lead to more devices getting the app
Samsung is testing the new gaming app with the flagships and successful results will likely lead to more devices receiving app compatibility. Currently, the app only works for three games – Fortnite, Black Desert, and Call of Duty: Mobile. With that said, Samsung has confirmed that it is looking to add more games to the list. There is no definite timeline on when new games will be joining the list and the names of those games.
Through the app, Samsung will be rolling out hardware driver updates and bug fixes. It is being done through Google Play Store. For the supported games, Samsung will be rolling out stability improvements and performance updates through the app.
The GameDriver app for Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 is available on Google Play Store and can be downloaded for free.