New Standard Adds Advanced Graphics to Phones
Jul 29, 2003, 9:58 AM by (staff)
The Khronos Group yesterday announced that it has ratified the OpenGL® ES 1.0 standard for advanced 2D and 3D graphics in devices such as mobile phones. The standard has been designed to run both in software implementations as small as 50Kbytes, and with hardware acceleration. The new API specification is available for free download from Khronos, for any third party to implement with no licensing restrictions or royalties.
Innovative Keyboard Case is Both Wireless and Battery-Free
One2Touch has a new keyboard case for Android phones called SlimType that uses NFC technology in a unique way to connect to a phone. Most keyboard cases have a battery or physical connector that adds bulk.
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Google today announced a new 3D rendering API for Android called Vulkan. The Vulkan API provides developers with more control over how mobile processors render 3D environments like those used in games.
T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging
T-Mobile today announced Advanced Messaging, a refresh of its base messaging service that adds several powerful features. Advanced Messaging is based on Rich Communications Services (RCS), which allows T-Mobile to offer near real-time chatting.
Qualcomm Talks Up RF Module, LTE-U, Advanced Gaming
Qualcomm made a slew of announcements across its various business units today. First, it introduced the RF360, a next-generation suite of radio products for phones spanning entry-level through flagships.
New Standard Lets Devices Share Hardware Components Over Wi-Fi
MediaTek today announced CrossMount, a new standard that lets devices such as phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs make specific hardware and/or software components available to other nearby devices via Wi-Fi. One example is your smartphone making its sound output available to your TV, so you could use your smartphone and earbuds as wireless headphones for your TV.