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Samsung launches GameDriver app to improve gaming performance

December 13, 2020

Samsung released the GameDriver app that aims to make games an essential part of its hardware, while video games have become highly sought after in smartphones.

Basically, the GameDriver application will allow Samsung to provide more frequent GPU updates for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note20 phones.

“Optimizing the GPU driver and streamlining driver updates is a key area to make the most of hardware capabilities and maintain optimal GPU performance,” Samsung said.

The company said: It has collaborated with Google and major GPU vendors, including: ARM and Qualcomm, to develop the new GameDriver application. The company added that it works with more than 50 partners, including ChuckleFish, Crytek and Unity.

At launch, the new drivers will support games, such as: Call of Duty: Mobile, Black Desert, and Fortnite, and the last game can be found in the Samsung App Store. More games are expected to be supported in the coming months.

Since announcing the Galaxy GameDev program in 2016, Samsung has said that its Galaxy series smartphones are now the largest gaming platform in the world. And with the new GameDriver app, it's clear the company wants to make games a top priority.

Samsung is not the only company that provides software updates for GPUs independently of larger software releases. Earlier this year, Xiaomi and Oppo released apps that allow companies to easily roll out driver updates for GPUs.

The company's GameDriver app is currently only available for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series, and there is a plan to support more devices soon.

And with the growing popularity of mobile games, more companies are likely to follow Samsung's lead.

Users of supported Samsung phones can download the GameDriver app from the Google Play Store.