Today NVIDIA is expanding their GameWorks developer program to the realm of Android devices. GameWorks encompasses a range of NVIDIA technologies and tools like PhysX, VisualFX, OptiX, and the NVIDIA Core SDK which allows developers to program for NVIDIA GPUs using NVAPI instead of APIs like DirectX or OpenGL. It also includes many tools to help developers test and debug their games.

AndroidWorks aims to simplify the experience of developing games on Android. It includes a number of libraries for developers to use, along with sample code. It also includes a number of tools for profiling performance and debugging. While AndroidWorks is based on NVIDIA's existing Tegra Android Developer Pack, it is not limited to being used on NVIDIA devices. NVIDIA has tested AndroidWorks programs on a number of devices, including the x86 based ASUS Memopad and Google Nexus Player, as well as other ARM devices like the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab S.

To improve on the native development experience offered by the Android SDK and NDK, the tools and SDK included with AndroidWorks integrate with Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE on Windows. NVIDIA plans to provide frequent updates to AndroidWorks, and they hope that it will become the tool of choice for game developers targeting Android.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • Gunbuster - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - link

    Cant decide, will AMD call it sabotage or will Richard Huddy invent a "Coming Soon" copycat product... Reply
  • D. Lister - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - link

    I believe it would probably be something completely revolutionary, that would teach every other tech company how to do their job and then AMD would role it back once someone makes a copy of it. Remember, AMD is here to set moral standards and innovate - they leave the petty money making to others. Heck, if Jesus had a laptop, it would probably have an APU. Reply
  • testbug00 - Monday, June 01, 2015 - link

    For mobile? AMD isn't even there. Nvidia cannot make it run like sh*t on multiple architectures of GPUs that work with ARM currently because that would be shooting themselves in the foot.

    Adreno, Mali, Vivante. All have at worst 2x the marketshare. Adreno and Mali probably have 10x.

    Now, when you look only at high end SoCs, it's probably a bit better. However, if Nvidia has over 10% of the high end SoC market for ARM I would be really shocked. The rest is mostly Adreno with probably 15-25% Mali. PowerVR would count, but, this is Android we're talking about. PowerVR's marketshare is almost identical to Apple's iOS marketshare iirc.
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  • him_tyagi001 - Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - link

    but it's not worth all time to use optimized code. if the platform is not optimized it will not support properly. in that case, what should we do?

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  • him_tyagi001 - Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - link

    but it's not worth all time to use optimized code. if the platform is not optimized it will not support properly. in that case, what should we do?
    http://appletechsupportnumber.net/ipod-support/
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