GRAPHICS Posts on XDA

Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a firm which specializes in testing GPU reliability

Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz to improve GPU reliability within the Android ecosystem. GraphicsFuzz is a firm that specializes in testing GPU reliability by creating graphics driver testing technologies that can be used to find bugs in graphics drivers. The firm then discloses these bugs to GPU vendors, OEMs, or any other involved parties and works...

Samsung is working on their own custom GPU for low-end devices

Samsung has been taking matters into its own hands for a while now when it comes to their mobile market. The Exynos line of processors is an example of that, and Samsung only uses Qualcomm in the US because of CDMA patents. While Exynos processors are designed by Samsung themselves, they still use Mali GPUs...

How a graphics driver bug on the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked Google Chrome tab data

Back in late March, a U.K. based start-up firm specializing in testing GPU reliability approached us with a GPU bug they discovered that causes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to reboot when visiting a web page. The firm, called GraphicsFuzz, worked with us to report the issue to Qualcomm and Samsung. Some of our readers were...

Nexus 9 will not be getting support for the Vulkan Graphics API

Back in February, the Khronos Working Group released the first public version of the successor to OpenGL: Vulkan. This graphics API promised to provide developers with a set of tools to significantly enhance performance in short by reducing overhead, providing more direct GPU control, and lower CPU usage. In addition, the graphics API shows great...

Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you'll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the 'icon' sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However,...

Transparent Gmail, Google Voice, Market and More Apps

Lately, we have seen many mods and themes for some of the most used applications on our Android devices and to extend the list of available mods even more, we found one set created by XDA member fernando sor, who has been theming apps and such for over a year. His latest work includes transparent...

Android – Live Wallpaper Pack 2

How many of you are using a personalized image on your home screen? I bet the vast majority of us have something "special". For those of you always looking for a great wallpaper, we have found a great pack from XDA member kanak122. This is the second pack from the original poster and this time,...

Skin PCB Sense for Android

It has been a while since we have seen an original skin design work. This time, XDA member scar45 presents PCB Sense for our Android devices. This skin will completely change your home screen by giving it a PCB look, showing in the center a processor with the Android logo. This series of skins can be...

Windows Phone 7 Boot Animation for Android

Perhaps you are one of those members who would love to have a bit of Windows Phone 7 on your Android device. If so, then XDA member abhi0n0nakul gives you the WP7 boot screen animation. The boot screen is presented in three different options: With Android engraved, basic, and original one for WVGA (HDPI) screen...

Bring Elegance to Your Sense 3.0 Device With Slate3Duniversal

Are you a Sense 3.0  user who's become a bit jealous of all the T-Mo Theme Engine threads here on XDA? Well fear not, as XDA forum member cypis has just released a wonderful new theme intended for use with any Sense 3.0 device.Offering elegance and improved scrolling performance, Slate3Duniversal has much in store for anyone...

Official XDA Developers Desktop Wallpapers

Today has been a pretty eventful and exciting day with site announcements. First with our announcement of the new and extremely quick auto-QR Code system now being applied to all thread attachments, and now this.There's something I've felt has been missing from XDA for a very long time. Recently, considering my position on XDA TV,...

Simplistic Theme for Android Updated

Android themes are starting to come almost as frequent as we see them on WM platform. This time XDA member chancellorr presents this nice theme for your Android device with Metamorph, and as it´s name says is a very simple and clean theme. New icons can be found on the version 1.1 update that also...