Google acquires GraphicsFuzz for its Mobile GPU Testing Tech


Google acquired GraphicFuzz company that builds the testing framework for the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers and Android apps, deal details remained undisclosed. The report first revealed by XDA Developers. GraphicsFuzz specializes in testing the reliability and security of graphics drivers for PC and mobile platforms using in-house developed GPU-testing tools. They help discover bugs or loopholes in GPU drivers and then report them to OEMs and vendors.

The GraphicsFuzz team consists of three members only who are co-founders Alastair Donaldson, Hugues Evrard and Paul Thomson and would be joining the Android graphics team to bring its driver-testing technology to the Android universe.

The team in a press release said, “GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users.”

The team works on the simple idea of throwing lots of random data at a program termed as fuzzing technique. There are several pieces that make a device work and graphics drivers are one of the many when failed to work the users sense it immediately. The corrupt drivers expose the device to threats and could harm the device by attacks.

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