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X3DOM running on Sony Ericsson Xperia phones

22.12.2011 Showcase Technical

In the latest software upgrade for the 2011 Xperia Phones, Sony Ericsson included WebGL support. By doing so, Sony Ericsson is the first mobile phone manufacturer to support WebGL for the default (Android) web browser and standard HTML content.

Klas Hermodsson (and earlier Anders Isberg) from Sony Ericsson contacted us a few weeks ago and told us that they tried to run our examples and that unfortunately most of them didn’t work properly. To support our work Sony offered to send us a test device. We got this device (Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro) last Monday and it is really an incredible piece of hardware.

So Timo started immediately to rework our shader compositor to produce more compact shaders, which work better on mobile devices and now (almost) everything works fine. There are still some minor issues, but this should be fixed soon.

A lot of thanks again to Sony Ericsson for this great test device.