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3D JavaScript Demo Works In webOS 1.3.5, A Sign Of Things To Come?

by Robert Werlinger Tue, 29 Dec 2009 8:02 pm EST

The webOS 1.3.5 update is a gift that just keeps on giving.  In addition to a rather lengthy changelog that lists the removal of the app limit and the ability to download updates over a 2G connection amongst other notable improvements, folks are finding a slew of undocumented changes.

The latest discovery, a playable 3D Demo utilizing JavaScript and the HTML5 Canvas tag that hadn't worked on webOS until after the 1.3.5 update, comes from Zoen22 in our forums.  While the framerate isn't great and you have to turn your phone sideways while navigating with the keyboard, it's a playable 3D level taking place entirely in the phone's browser, and that's pretty slick.

It looks like Palm is brewing a perfect storm (hello, OpenGL)  for an announcement on expanded gaming capabilities for webOS at their CES presentation in a little over a week. It's starting to look like I may very well be eating crow come January 7th.

Thanks to windzilla for the tip!

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