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Vulkan Video API could help video editors be less terrible

The Vulkan API was an important milestone in computer graphics when it was first released in 2016. It provided a cross-platform competitor to Microsoft's DirectX framework, becoming the true successor to the aging OpenGL architecture. Vulkan 1.2 was finalized over a year ago, and now a minor update is introducing something new — video support. Kronos...

Khronos announces version 1.2 of the Vulkan Graphics API

It's been roughly four years since the announcement of the first version of the Vulkan Graphics API, in February 2016, by the Khronos Group. To keep things simple, it was a new graphics API - meant as a successor of sorts to OpenGL - that's able to utilize multiple-core processors efficiently, which is huge considering...

Android Q will support the Vulkan-backend for ANGLE to make 2D game development easier

Vulkan API support for Android was announced with Android Nougat back at Google I/O 2016. To refresh your mind, this API helps developers gain more control of low-level hardware. This kind of access helps them better take advantage of the processing and graphical power of the respective units, and optimize games to run as smooth...

Testing Fortnite Mobile on Android’s performance: Can your device handle Fortnite?

Just as Epic Games promised would happen, the free-to-play battle royale game 'Fortnite' finally became available last week. For the first 3 days of its release, the game was limited the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Tab S3, and Galaxy Tab S4. We expected a much longer...

Android Q+ may use the Vulkan Graphics API to render the UI

The next major version of Android, Android 9, is set to be released next month for multiple devices. Unlike Android Oreo where the main improvements were mostly under-the-hood, Android P offers more user-facing features such as the revamped user interface, navigation gestures, and Digital Wellbeing while also continuing work on Project Treble. But behind-the-scenes, Google...

Google I/O 2016 Roundup, Part 1: Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo-Duo, Android N

Google I/O 2016 is here, and with it come a slew of new announcements: ranging from new products and services, to new improvements to older products and services. A lot of these products and services are overlapping and interconected, as Google sees them as a collective effort towards a connected future. Here is a recap summary...