Optimize Games and Apps for Android

Mobile app performance is a key design criteria when developing console/PC quality games for mobile as users expect a consistently high frame rate with no lag. Testing across a full range of high to low-end Android devices is therefore a must for maximizing engagement and retention. Arm Performance Studio offers free mobile app development tools for analysis of app performance across mobile devices and for importing that data directly into a continuous integration workflow. For efficient monitoring, Arm Performance Studio includes:

  • Performance Advisor - Intuitive summary reports pinpoint problem areas and cut down profiling time.
  • Streamline - For deeper analysis of GPU and 32 and 64 bit CPU counters, profile your game to find bottlenecks and optimize code.
  • Frame Advisor - Capture and analyze rendering data from a significant frame.
  • Graphics Analyzer - Analyze OpenGL ES and Vulkan API calls to determine exactly where rendering defects occur.
  • Mali Offline Compiler - Investigate shader kernels to understand performance on Mali GPUs.
  • RenderDoc for Arm GPUs - The industry-standard frame debugger with early support for Arm GPU extensions and Android features.

Arm Performance Studio is the new name for Arm Mobile Studio. All the features familiar to you are still available for free. From version 2024.0, you can now capture data from both Linux and Android targets. Read more about the name change on our blog.

Features and Benefits

Insights for the Entire Team

Kick-off your creation with your performance budget in mind and make sure it stays on track over time. Empower your entire development team with easy-to-interpret reports and timely performance insights for making effective content adjustments as they go.

Fast Reveal of Expensive Graphics

Identify bottlenecks and pinpoint the exact location of your most expensive graphics, in standalone applications or in the leading game engines. Graphics application software code issues are quickly laid bare thanks to the broadest spectrum of performance data, covering everything from CPU to GPU, draw calls and more.

Longer Play on More Devices

Your game runs efficiently on a high-end Android device, but how do you eliminate the risk of lag or overheating on another? Arm Performance Studio lets you use off-the-shelf devices to determine game performance and shows where profiling would facilitate longer play and a more immersive experience.


Profile and debug your game on a non-rooted Android device with Arm Performance Studio tools.
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Key Documentation

Android Graphics Optimization Training

This is Mali GPU training series for game developers that covers the latest techniques for optimizing mobile game performance.

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Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

Introducing Frame Advisor

Learn about Frame Advisor, a new frame-based performance analysis tool to help you optimize rendering workloads for Arm Immortalis and Mali GPUs. Frame Advisor provides rendering performance insights and geometry metrics about the API-visible workloads submitted by your application.

Capture and analyze a problem frame with Frame Advisor

Capture and analyze data from a problem frame to discover what might be slowing down your application or overheating the device. Explore how the frame is constructed, and get comprehensive metrics about the objects in the scene, to uncover ways to optimize performance.

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Everything you need to know to get started with optimizing your next application for Android. Includes technical documentation, downloads and advice.