Chrome beta for Android exposes WebGL, brings more 3D to the mobile web

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Jon Fingas
January 25, 2013 2:20 PM
Chrome beta for Android exposes WebGL, brings more 3D to the mobile web

Did you hop on the new Chrome beta track for Android? There's a treat waiting under the hood. Google's Brandon Jones has confirmed that the latest build enables the flags page, letting us toggle hidden elements -- including the rather big deal of WebGL support. Anyone with reasonably quick graphics can now experiment with full 3D on their phone without having to hack or use a plugin, whether it's wild music videos or lovefests. Just remember that the experience won't be as seamless as it is on the desktop. You'll likely have to force the desktop version of a page just to see the graphics code, and few if any WebGL developers are optimizing for the performance and screen size of a phone. If you'd still like to get a peek at what could be the future of the mobile web, hit the source to join the beta flock.

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