Google Developers Improve Mesa's Android EGL Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 15 July 2016 at 08:10 AM EDT. 11 Comments
Google engineers working on Android have been experimenting with using Mesa on Android.

Android-x86 has long made use of Mesa while it's not clear what the new upstream Android interest in Mesa comes down to. Tomasz Figa, a kernel/driver developer at Google, wrote in his Mesa mailing list patch series, "This series is a collection of various fixes and extensions we came up with during our attempt to use Mesa for Android."

This Android EGL patch series for Mesa includes a number of code fixes along with new features. The Android EGL tests were done on the i965 driver with Broadwell as well as Gallium Softpipe in conjunction with "an internal build of Android, based on gralloc backed by a DRM render node and sharing buffers by PRIME FDs."

It will be interesting to see what else Google does to the Android graphics stack, especially with Kristian Høgsberg having just joined the company.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Popular News This Week