Embossing graphics to Android 8 has a new way to bring them to the platform.
AMD is bringing Emboss support to its graphics APIs on Oreo.
The technology is a result of a partnership between AMD and Google.
AMD and AMD GPUs are already used in phones, laptops and gaming laptops.AMD says it is working with OEMs to make it easier for OEMs and end users to use this technology.
We have been working with our partners to enable Emboss on our graphics APIs, and this is just the first step in that direction.
The partnership with Google, which is expected to be finalised in the next couple of months, will allow OEMs that want to use GPU graphics in their phones to do so using AMD’s proprietary GPU-accelerated code.AMD also notes that Emboss is currently supported on the Pixel, Pixel XL and the Pixel C.
The tech works by embedding graphics into images, which are then overlaid onto a physical device.
AMD says the technology can also be used in apps that display images and can be used on the Android Wear platform.AMD’s Emboss graphics API is already used by many of the top Android phones including Google’s Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Huawei’s Mate 9 smartphone.
Google says it plans to bring Emboss to other phones and other platforms.
Emboss is already supported on Android, but not on Apple’s iOS platform.
Google and Apple both use proprietary GPU acceleration, but Google has yet to publicly announce how Emboss works on Android.AMD said Emboss was first introduced in 2016 for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
The company’s Pixel and Mate 10 smartphones were also using the tech.
Google has said that Android Oreo is the first OS with a complete graphics engine, but has not announced when or where it will roll out this technology to other devices.