Seriously, we're not going to try to explain to you the ins and outs of this one. But know this: The Android NDK (that's native development kit) has been updated and with it comes new Open GL support.

Applications targeting Android 2.0 (API level 5) or higher can now directly access OpenGL ES 2.0 features. This brings the ability to control graphics rendering through vertex and fragment shader programs, using the GLSL shading language.

Cool. That means better graphics for apps on newer versions of Android. As for everyone else? Well ... [Android NDK via Android Developers Blog]


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New Android NDK brings Open GL ES 2.0 support

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This also means that developers of Home++ (for example) can make incredible home overlays without writing a complete framework from scratch. Let's face it, eye-candy is a big hit amongst Android users.

Can't wait for Beautiful Widgets 3.0 :)