Android includes some on-device developer options that help you visualize where your app might be running into issues rendering its UI, such as performing more rendering work than necessary, or executing long thread and GPU operations. This page describes how to debug GPU overdraw and profile GPU rendering.
In this regard, what does enable 4x MSAA do?
Short Bytes: By activating Force 4x MSAA setting in Android Developer Options, you can enjoy a better gaming performance. It forces your phone to use 4x multisample anti-aliasing in OpenGL 2.0 games and apps. However, enabling this setting can drain your smartphone's battery faster.
What is the difference between software rendering and GPU rendering?
Hardware or GPU rendering is, as you guessed using the graphical processing unit (aka Video Card) to render an image. The opposite is software rendering where the CPU is used. Software rendering is usually used as a fallback when there is no (suitable) GPU available.
What does enable opengl traces do?
Tracer is a tool for analyzing your app's OpenGL for Embedded Systems (ES) code. The tool allows you to capture OpenGL ES commands and frame by frame images to help you understand how Android is executing your graphics commands.