This page outline changes for each release of the Android Game Development Kit (AGDK) libraries. This was named as the Android Games SDK up till the v1.2.4 release.
2023.1.0.0 (March 15th, 2023)
This major release has build system updates to build libraries faster from source.
|changed||Interface for historical event times is changed to overcome the 32 bit limitation.|
|feature||Provided user access to configuration changes.|
|feature||Optimized out most JNI calls in touch event handling.|
|fixed||Fixed default OS handling of touch events, like handling system buttons.|
|feature||Added ability to detect connection status of hardware keyboards.|
|feature||Added ability to report motion data (accelerometer/gyroscope) from the main device (i.e. handset) as well as controllers.|
|changed||Changed API and format for the controller definition database to reduce memory footprint and support additional features.|
|feature||Vulkan Frame Statistics are added.|
|feature||A new API for clearing frame statistics is added.|
|changed||The logs are all silent in release mode, they can be enabled in debug mode.|
2022.0.0 (March 15th, 2022)
This major release includes the memory advice library and several fixes for other libraries.
|feature||Added handling of insets for positioning of game UI around the IME and cutouts.|
|feature||Add key and motion event filters|
|fixed||Fixes to avoid input event losses and prevent consuming all input events|
|changed||Memory reporting is now as time-series rather than histograms|
|feature||Allow programmatically setting upload interval|
|fixed||Corrupted API key bug fixed|
|feature||Improvements to auto-mode|
|feature||Add 'uninjectTracer' functions|
Android Memory Advice Library
|feature||Added Memory Advice Library|
2021.1.0 (July 12th, 2021)
Where we used to refer to this product as the Android Game SDK, it is now referred to as the Android Game Development Kit. This major release includes several new libraries along with minor bug fixes in the Android Frame Pacing and Android Performance Tuner libraries.
|feature||GameActivity is a new component that replaces and improves upon the NDK's NativeActivity.|
|feature||GameTextInput is a new component that improves interaction with the Android soft keyboard.|
|feature||GameController is a new component that allows easier interaction with and management of external controllers.|
1.2.4 (April 21st, 2021)
This release is a bug fix release for Android Performance Tuner.
|fixed||Fix loading time and duration recording on devices with inconsistent
1.2.3 (March 10th, 2021)
This release adds Oboe to the Game SDK. There are no changes to the Android Frame Pacing library and to the Android Performance Tuner.
Oboe is an open-source C++ library for high-performance audio on Android. Oboe provides a single native API that works in Android 4.1 (API level 16) and higher.
1.2.2 (February 12th, 2021)
This release has improvements to the loading times API for Android Performance Tuner and several bug fixes. There are no changes to the Android Frame Pacing library.
|feature||Loading events must now be grouped with calls to
|fixed||Intermittent upload failure due to JSON formatting of times.|
|fixed||A problem with uploads on release builds.|
1.2.1 (December 16th, 2020)
This release is an internal feature release for Android Performance Tuner and a promotion of the Jetpack libraries from alpha to beta. There are no changes to the Android Frame Pacing or Android Performance Tuner APIs.
Note that the Game SDK libraries must now be referred to individually when linking against them, rather than linking against the generic 'gamesdk' library. See the build settings for Android Frame Pacing: OpenGL, Android Frame Pacing: Vulkan and Android Performance Tuner.
|feature||When a player backgrounds a game during loading, an event is sent for later analysis of loading abandonment.|
1.2.0 (October 29th, 2020)
The main change in this version is the addition of a mechanism to record loading times. There are also some bug fixes. Note that the Game SDK is now available via the AGDK Libraries Jetpack library.
|feature||Auto-mode refresh rate switching support.
Note that for support of multiple refresh rates in Android 11, whether using auto-mode or not,
|fixed||Auto-mode bug fixes.|
|fixed||Vulkan bug fixes.|
|changed||The previous method of setting a loading time annotation will no longer work.|
|changed||More memory metrics are now recorded when
|changed||Memory model change.
The maximum number of metrics of each type is now specified at start-up, rather than allocating space for all possible annotation combinations. See
|fixed||No upload on metered connections.|
1.1.0 (June 10th, 2020)
This version of the AGDK Libraries features the Android Performance Tuner metric reporting and quality tuning library (also known as Tuning Fork). This library is available for native game engines as well as Unity and has the following features:
|feature||Integration with the Android Frame Pacing library to automatically record frame times and other rendering metrics.|
|feature||Frame timing information is recorded in histograms and uploaded periodically.|
|feature||Annotation of timing data with the current game state.|
|feature||Device characteristics, annotations, and quality settings are uploaded with the timing data to allow cross-sectional analysis.|
|feature||Special treatment of annotations that signify level-loading time. Frame tick data is not recorded during loading, but the duration of each loading period is.|
|feature||Ability to record custom timing information (using
1.0.2 (March 30th, 2020)
This version includes bug fixes and changes in the behavior of auto-mode.
|fixed||Bug fixes for swappy destruction and re-initialization.|
|changed||Pipelining is now on by default. If auto-pipelining is on, Swappy can still decide to switch it off when the workload is very low.|
|changed||When auto-mode is enabled, Swappy will decide to switch the swap interval only after 15% of frames within a 2-second window are either faster or slower than expected. Note that Swappy will never swap slower than the user-specified swap interval.|
1.0.1 (February 19th, 2020)
This version is primarily a bug fix release.
|fixed||Clean up resources at exit on the
|fixed||The Swappy version is now printed in
|fixed||Crashes and deadlocks in
|feature||Support for custom thread managers (
|feature||Support for hooking of Vulkan functions (
1.0.0 (December 5th, 2019)
This initial version of the AGDK Libraries features the Android Frame Pacing library.
|feature||Display buffer synchronization.|
|feature||Auto refresh rate mode and pipelining support.|
|feature||Collection of frame rendering statistics.|
|feature||Graceful selection of behavior at runtime, depending on the presence of the Android, OpenGL, and Vulkan features needed by Swappy.|
|feature||Static and dynamic linking of the library.|
|feature||Support for devices with multiple refresh rates.|