Vulkan extensions on Android

Android devices may fully or partially support Vulkan extensions that provide additional functionality.

To determine if a Vulkan extension is available on a particular target device, use the Vulkan extension enumeration functions (vkEnumerateInstanceExtensionProperties() and vkEnumerateDeviceExtensionProperties()) as described in the Vulkan specification. To see an example, you can refer to this code sample in the Vulkan samples repo.

The following table summarizes the list of Vulkan extensions that Android supports, the minimum OS version for the extension support, and the extension type.

OS Version Vulkan Extension Extension Type
Android 8.0 (API level 26) VK_KHR_incremental_present Device
VK_KHR_shared_presentable_image Device
VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 Instance
VK_EXT_hdr_metadata Device
VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace Instance
VK_GOOGLE_display_timing Device
Android 7.0 (API level 24) VK_KHR_android_surface Instance
VK_KHR_surface Instance