Part of the fun and games in the graphics sector over the next couple of years is the rise of low-level programming APIs. They're interesting because they allow developers to access hardware at a much lower level than before, reducing the amount of overheads and resulting in faster performance for you, the gamer. Nvidia and id software made a big deal of this at the GTX 1080 launch when they showed DOOM running using drivers for one of these fancy APIs -- the open-source Vulkan.

But Vulkan's aiming for bigger and better things. And at their I/O annual conference today, Google announced that the next version of Android would also support the Vulkan API.