Google establishes gaming smartphone requirements program

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Gaming smartphones are increasingly popular. Examples are many, ranging from the ROG Phone, the Xiaomi Black Shark, or one of the latest, the Redmi Note 8 Pro broker.

Google’s goal is that these devices can match the programmer needs. That’s why the company is working on a gaming device certification program.

The discovery was made by the XDA-Developers forum, which had access to a copy of Google Mobile Services documents where In one of the points the requirements for certification of a gaming device are listed.

The main requirements:

  • Predictable Performance : Devices that are certified need to behave in such a way that developers will not encounter problems with throttling (overheating), loss of CPU cores, and other unusual behaviors;
  • Correct, high-performance GPU behavior : Certified devices must have a modern, up-to-date GPU (graphics), Application Programming Interface as well as how to get a good introspect of frames;
  • Memory Behavior and Requirements : Certified devices must provide memory access in a predictable manner. Games should not have their processes unexpectedly killed. Certified devices must ensure a minimum of 2300 MB of memory to be allocated before the lowmemortykiller kills the process.
  • Devices must support Vulkan 1.1 and pass the latest version of dEQP.

According to the same source, Google already has a team working on this type of certifications. When the program is officially launched, Google is expected to announce a list of already certified devices. This is a good thing of all devices that claim gaming are finally well scrutinized.

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