Hardware rendering: Yes or no?

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 2 / Mi 2S' started by deini, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. deini

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    This is more a curiosity question, but I think that it's also interesting for ROM development/ modding.

    I have seen lots of tweaks enabling hardware rendering in most custom ROMs since I have my old HTC Desire.
    After a few years; stock ROMs still have it disabled by default (afaik) and most custom roms enable it by build.prop tweaks and also modding a lib file.
    I wonder what are the pros and cons of this, and what is the difference between enabling it via ROM tweaks and development options in settings.
     
  2. redmaner

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    #2redmaner,Dec 17, 2013
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    It should increase performance in Graphical User Interface GUI.
    More fluid/smoother then software rendering.

    Mi2/S is already rendering GUI with the GPU (graphical chip / hardware)
    Support for GPU rendering was firstly (offically) introduced in Android 4.0 and improved with project butter.
    Those HW overlays in developer settings is a part of that.

    Older android versions didn't support this by default, that's why they tweaked it in the past and sometimes still do

    But this is as far as I know it :)
     
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