Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Xperia handsets get WebGL support

It looks like engineers at Sony Ericsson are working really hard to make their devices stand apart. The above video is a demo of WebGL running on Xperia Arc S. Xperia's stock android browser is now part of the elite group of browser that support WebGL (Firefox mobile, N900's stock browser, WebWorks in Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0)

WebGL (Web-based Graphics Library) is a software library that extends the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser. WebGL code executes on a computer display card's Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which must support shader rendering. Definition taken from Wikipedia
In  short, with WebGL enabled, users can have interactive graphics (3D) without the need to install plugins or 3rd party applications.

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