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PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.1

The Android Diaries | The PowerVR Graphics SDK for the Android OS

       

The PowerVR Graphics SDK is a cross-platform toolkit written in C/C++, designed to support all aspects of 3D graphics development and enable users to get the most out of the graphics acceleration hardware available to them. It runs on a wide range of devices, but is primarily written and optimized for those that contain PowerVR […]

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Meet the experts in mobile graphics at GDC 2013

                 

GDC 2013 promises to attract over 22,500 programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games. In the coming years, the landscape of graphics is set to under-go further advances. The 27th edition of GDC will again be very mobile-oriented; its organizers have conducted a survey […]

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The Android Diaries | How to build a PowerVR Graphics SDK Example

                

After giving you a brief introduction to graphics development on Android and our PowerVR Graphics SDK v3.0 r2, it’s now time to make our PowerVR-based device say “Hello”! There are several ways to do this, but in our opinion there is none like a plain triangle rendered on a coloured background! For this exact purpose, […]

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The Android Diaries | Getting started with graphics development on Android

                

Since it first hit commercial devices in 2008, the Android Operating System (OS) has gained a significant market share and became one of the main OSes for mobile device manufacturers. A driving factor behind its dominance is the large number of applications available for it. As high-performance, low-power GPUs from Imagination’s PowerVR Series5XT graphics family […]

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The world’s first Android 4.0 set top box certified with Google Mobile Services – it’s MIPS!

          

At the recent 2013 International CES, Broadcom and Samsung announced the world’s first Android 4.0 set top box with Google Mobile Services (GMS). This first-of-its-kind device is based on—you guessed it, MIPS! While dozens of Android set-top boxes already exist in the market, Samsung’s SMT-E5015 Smart TV box is the first to pass the stringent […]

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Imagination’s MIPS architecture is coming to the universities in Russia and Ukraine

          

Imagination Technologies is working with our partner and licensee Microchip Technology, a leading microcontroller company, to further promote the use of the MIPS® architecture to universities in Russia and Ukraine. Microchip’s PIC32 microcontroller uses the MIPS32® M4K™ core, and development boards based on the PIC32 are ideal vehicles through which students can learn about microcontroller-based […]

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The continuing evolution of the MIPS Instruction Set Architecture

          

Originally created in the early 1980s, the MIPS instruction set architecture is one of the earliest RISC architectures, and is one of the few CPU architectures in wide usage today. To maintain that heritage of usability and appropriateness for modern market segments, the architecture has continued to evolve over time. In the time since I […]

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Android APKs slim down – big is out, small is in!

          

When Google launched Android, it had a very apparent goal of portability. Starting with the underlying Linux kernel, all layers of Android are designed and implemented to be portable. Android runs on all three major processor architectures – MIPS, Intel and ARM. It also supports a variety of memory configurations, flash storage and graphics processors. […]

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MIPS gets the gold in the Jelly Bean olympics

          

Two weeks ago, MIPS and our partner, Karbonn, announced the commercial availability of an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. It was in fact the first 3rd party Jelly Bean tablet offered for sale in the world.  To be clear, MIPS-Based Karbonn Smart Tab 1 was the first Android 4.1 tablet beyond Google’s Nexus 7 in […]

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Early access to Android releases: the magic of the PDK

          

At Google I/O 2012 in June, developers from the Android group spent a good amount of time describing the latest move forward for OEMs/silicon vendors: the Partner Development Kit (PDK). Prior to the PDK, OEMs and silicon vendors that were not involved in one of Google’s exclusive launch devices had to wait for the open […]

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