Android 12: the first games compatible with gaming mode are already here
The first games compatible with Android 12’s gaming mode are already here. As the deployment of the stable version update approaches, several developers have already implemented these new features in the code of their applications.
With Android 12, Google will bring many features dedicated to video games. The Mountain View giant has notably developed an intelligent video game mode capable of activate certain parameters (brightness, automatic display switching, or do not disturb mode) when the user starts a gaming session. This mode can reduce (for more battery) or increase (for more fluidity) the performance of the smartphone according to the wishes of the user.
In addition, Google announced the arrival of the Game Dashboard, a brand new menu that will easily allow take screenshots and videos of a game. The update also includes a new function to start a game before its complete download.
Which games are already compatible with Android 12 gaming mode?
According to the findings of our colleagues at XDA Developers, some games now support the API in game mode. On the latest beta version of Android 12, some titles allow you to focus on performance or battery life. As expected, “Performance” mode is designed to maximize frame rate and improve gameplay smoothness. For its part, the “Battery saving” option is supposed to reduce the frame rate in order to preserve autonomy. If you want to switch from one mode to another, you will have to restart the game.
Some games have displayed “Game Optimization” on their dedicated page on the Google Play Store. If this mention is not grayed out, the developers have already added the API to exploit the new features put in place by Google. Among titles already compatible, include Minecraft, Sniper 3D and Temple Run 2.
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These games will therefore offer gaming mode, and all the dedicated features, from the deployment of Android 12 in the final version. The latest news is that Google should not not delay in launching the update deployment on compatible smartphones, starting with the Pixels. By the way, Android 12 has already been added to AOSP (Android Open Source Project).