• Tutorial: Using Intel INDE GPA to improve the performance of your Android game

    Android-x86This tutorial presents a step-by-step guide to performance analysis, bottleneck identification, and rendering optimization of an OpenGL ES* 3.0 application on Android*. The sample application, entitled “City Racer,” simulates a road race through a stylized urban setting. Performance analysis of the application is done using the Intel® INDE Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel® INDE GPA) tool suite.

  • Optimizing Unity Games on Android OS for Intel® Architecture: A Case Study

    Android-x86Unity* is one of the most popular game engines for the mobile environment (Android* and iOS*), and many developers are using it to develop and launch games. Before Unity supported Android on Intel platforms, games were executed on an emulator that changed ARM* native code to Intel native code.

  • JumpChat Case Study – Using MediaCodec for Hardware Decode on Intel Atom Processor-based Devices

    Android-x86On Android*, communication apps that do video streaming can take advantage of hardware acceleration available on Intel® Atom™ processors. This is an easy way to gain performance, while reducing CPU utilization and power.

  • Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored

    Android-x86For the past few years, Intel has promised that its various low-power Atom-based processors would usher in a wave of low-cost Android and Windows mobile products that could compete with ARM-based solutions from its major competitors.

  • Android 4.3 ported to x86, runs on desktop, laptop computers

    Android-x86Google’s Android operating system may designed for low-power devices with touchscreens including smartphones and tablets. But that doesn’t mean you can’t run it on a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Asus MeMO Pad ME302C with x86 processor on the way

    Android-x86Asus appears to be testing a new MeMO Pad tablet with an x86 processor. This could be the first member of the company’s budget Android lineup to feature an Intel Atom processor instead of an ARM-based chip.

  • Using Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers Console Client for Android Application Performance Analysis

    Android-x86A prior article, called Automated Android* Application Testing, explains automated testing and gives several methods for how to implement automated functional testing. But functional testing is not the only QA task that you can automate.

  • CES 2013: Intel-Powered Lenovo K900 Gets Benchmarked, Results Are Impressive

    Android-x86Chinese company unveiled the Lenovo K900 a few days ago at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES), in Las Vegas, but the handset maker did not disclose any details on the phone's pricing options.

  • Intel’s “Redhookbay” Spotted in Benchmarks with Android 4.2.1, Dual-Core CPU

    Android-x86Chip maker Intel appears set to assault the smartphone market with a new processor, one that was leaked not too long ago as the dual-core Merrifield, a successor to the Medfield Atom processor that failed to impress too much.

  • Getting Started on Intel Graphic Performance Analyzer For x86-based Android

    Android-x86If you are developing apps for Intel x86-based Android devices, and looking for an analysis tool for games running on Intel Atom based phones using the Google Android OS, Intel® GPA 2012 R4 is a very useful one for Android Apps Developers. The followings are some quick getting started notes extracted  from Android sections in Intel GPA Online Help that give you  some helps on how to use it. 

  • Qualcomm Humiliates Intel’s Medfield on Video

    Android-x86In an interesting development, Qualcomm has decided to leave being its noble and non-combative attitude towards Intel or other competitors. The company has just posted a video where they compare a two-year-old SnapDragon S2 to a 2012 Atom Medfield.

  • Qualcomm releases Vellamo 2 for ARM and Intel Android devices

    Android-x86CHIP DESIGNER Qualcomm has updated its Vellamo benchmark suite with greater emphasis on HTML5 and Javascript while bringing out support for Intel's Medfield processors.

  • Android-x86 4.0 RC2 AnTuTu Benchmark on Acer Aspire 5810TZ

    Android-x86AnTuTu Benchmark is an benchmarking tool for Android Mobile Phone/Pad. It can run a full test of a key project, through the "Memory Performance","CPU Integer Performance","CPU Floating point Performance","2D 3D Graphics Performance","SD card reading/writing speed","Database IO" performance testing,   and gives accurate analysis for Andriod smart phones.

  • Qemu-KVM Android-x86 ICS (with or without graphic card)

    Android-x86We run Android-x86 ICS in Qemu KVM. In the first half of the video we were using Qemu's default virtual VGA device. In the second half we assigned an AMD graphic card to Qemu so that the Android-x86 can use hardware acceleration. We play Angry Bird Space to show the difference in graphic processing speed.

  • Orange San Diego Review

    Android-x86For all their dominance in the PC space, Intel were somewhat in the wrong place at the wrong time for the explosion of mobile devices. As a result, the mobile space is unquestionably dominated by ARM chips which offer great performance with low power drains, a combination Intel simply hasn't been able to match before now.

  • Orange San Diego: Intel's Medfield phone gets benchmarked

    Android-x86While we've been pleasantly surprised by some favorable browser scores, we couldn't help sneaking another peek at the phone's (second) launch -- this time right in the center of London. We took the Orange Santa Clara San Diego for a spin on our latest benchmarks. See how Intel's new mobile processor fares against much pricier competition right after the break.

  • Intel Lava XOLO Android smartphone hands-on with benchmark

    Android-x86One of the most unassuming pieces of hardware on the market that we happened upon this month was certainly Intel's first Medfield-toting Android: the Lava XOLO. This smartphone was announced back a the tail end of April of this year and represents Intel's first production Android smartphone available on the mobile market, toting its own

  • Forget benchmarks, is Intel’s Medfield good for Android?

    Android-x86Intel is the undisputed king of processors on the desktop, but has shown an almost willful disinterest in mobile phones over the years. The company even sold off its ARM licensee subsidiary, XScale back in 2006 just as the mobile revolution was about to take off. Since then, various Intel chips based on the x86 architecture just haven't been able to stand up to the more power-efficient ARM parts.

  • Lava Xolo X900 Review - The First Intel Medfield Phone

    Android-x86For Intel, the road to their first real competitive smartphone SoC has been a long one. Shortly after joining AnandTech and beginning this journey writing about both smartphones and the SoC space, I remember hopping on a call with Anand and some Intel folks to talk about Moorestown. While we never did see Moorestown in a smartphone, we did see it in a few tablets, and even looked at performance in an OpenPeak Tablet at IDF 2011.

  • Android-x86 on a Dell Inspiron Duo

    Android-x86A quick look at the performance of Android-x86 on a Dell Inspiron Duo