ANGLE (software)

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ANGLE (software)
Developer(s) Google
Written in C++
Platform Cross-platform
Type Graphics engine
License ZLIB

ANGLE (Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine) is an open source zlib licensed graphics engine abstraction layer developed by Google.[1] The API is mainly designed to bring high performance OpenGL compatibility to Windows desktops and to Web Browsers such as Google Chromium.[2][3] It is currently used by a host of software including Qt Framework.[4]


The project started as a way for Google to bring full hardware acceleration for WebGL to Windows without relying on OpenGL graphics device drivers.[5] Google initially released the program under the BSD license.[6]

Software Utilizing ANGLE[edit]

ANGLE is currently used in a number of programs and software.


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