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Title: Android SDK R18 (OS 4.04) released
Post by: Stefan on April 10, 2012, 08:36:15 PM
A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support  (

Added GPU Support

The system image we’re shipping today has built-in GPU support (Android 4.0.3 r2). With Android’s growing reliance on using the GPU to improve performance, the difference is significant. In the video below, the emulator is still interpreting ARM instructions; the performance boost is the effect of putting the GPU to work.

As a bonus, since we’re now supporting OpenGL ES 2.0, your OpenGL games can now run inside the emulator.

Please note that there are a lot of GPUs out there, and we haven’t tested all of them for this beta release, so let us know if you have feedback or encounter issues.

Attention: snapshot and GPU emulation still exclude each other.

If you get it running w/o crash, it looks like this in Android GPU tools:



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