Android was once the primary unencumber to enhance ‘Vulkan,’ the cross-platform low-level graphics API designed because the successor to OpenGL. There are a variety of Android video games and emulators that make the most of Vulkan, together with the Dolphin emulator, PPSSPP, and 3DMark. Model 1.1 of the API was once launched in March of this yr, and Google has now showed that Android P will come with it.

The code for Vulkan 1.1 was once merged into AOSP remaining month, so this is not a lot of a wonder, however it is great to get affirmation. The brand new model provides extensions for multi-view, software teams, HLSL enhance, and extra. There also are different adjustments that possibly may not practice to Android, like multi-GPU enhance.

Briefly, it will have to lend a hand builders spice up efficiency even additional in video games and graphics-heavy programs. Vulkan 1.1 is not the huge technological soar that the primary model was once, however chances are you’ll nonetheless get a couple of extra FPS on Ruin Bros Melee in Dolphin.