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    Gears for Android is a heavily modified port of the famous "gears" demo to Android.

    The Gears demo is an open source project intended to help developers learn how to create OpenGL ES programs on Android. The Gears demo was originally written by Brian Paul as part of the Mesa3D project. My implementation includes variations for Java/OpenGL ES 1.x, Java/C/OpenGL ES 1.x and Java/C/OpenGL ES 2.0. I have also added several features not found in the original implementation including touch screen support, VBOs and an on-screen FPS counter.

    The FPS (frames-per-second) counter is often used as a benchmark metric for graphics programs. On Android the frame rate is limited by v-sync (typically 60 FPS) which is the fastest rate that a display can refresh the screen. Since Gears is capable of rendering much faster than v-sync on most devices it provides limited benchmarking value.

    Tags: opengl gear project abstract , a opengl , es2 taiji , opengl es gear , opengl gear , opengl fps source , gearses2/eclair , gears opengles 2.0 , gears icon

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    Users comments for Gears

    James Potter

    by James Potter

    Jul 05, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Would play it again. IGN 10/10

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Mar 22, 2017  |  "Great"

    I remember doing similar homework back in college, I implemented it in my PC, pretty simple.

    Mark Taylor

    by Mark Taylor

    Feb 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Gotta love the ol' glxgears!

    Fred Garvin

    by Fred Garvin

    Feb 02, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I dont like the new method for typing my review, try harder The gears though, I like a lot. Very rotate them on 2 zoom in and watch them monitor the frame rate...ahhhhhh.

    Dallas Hall

    by Dallas Hall

    Dec 22, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Sucs ass

    Ciro Santilli

    by Ciro Santilli

    Sep 29, 2016  |  "Great"

    Only wish it would go above 60fps