Several weeks back, Sony Ericsson started to deliver a new software update to the Xperia devices that were launched during the ongoing year, and it seems that it included some unannounced enhancements with the software.
This makes Sony Ericsson’s Android devices the first in the world to include support WebGL for the Android web browser.
Those who would like to learn some more info on the matter should have a look at the video embedded below for that.
While this new addition to Xperia devices will make users happier than before, web developers targeting the mobile space will also have a lot to gain from it.
With Android handsets becoming more and more powerful, the experience that people get from them when accessing the web is becoming increasingly better as well.
“Devices such as Xperia PLAY, Xperia arc, Xperia neo and Xperia pro are equipped with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 205 graphics processor, so even if the processing power is not in parity with desktop computers, there are enough processing capabilities to create astonishing 3D web applications,” Anders Isberg from Sony Ericsson’s Technology Reseach notes.
“You can also check out these examples by browsing to them from the Android browser on your 2011 Xperia phone, if you have the latest software. Please be patient while the demos are loading, it might take some time.”
Three demos were made available, a WebGL-based interactive 3D demo of the Sony Ericsson logo, a 3D demo of Walt Disney, and a demo of two Ninjas.
When it comes to WebGL on mobile devices, the performance should be a priority, and developers will need to take care on a series of aspects in this area. You can read more on the matter in this post on Sony Ericsson’s developer website.