At Opera, we know you expect us to keep innovating and to open the web for as many users as possible, it's part of what we do. That's why I'm happy to share this little bit of news with you about the progress being made on WebGL and hardware acceleration for web browsing. Our Core developers explain it in much greater detail here.
More Operating Systems, More Devices
Like Opera some other web browsers offer full hardware acceleration of all draw operations for Windows Vista/7, but at Opera we handle things in a different way. We want everyone to be able to experience rich content on the web. "Our implementation will run on any OS with sufficient hardware support." Tim Johansson explains, "This means we can have full hardware acceleration on Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS X and OpenGL ES 2 capable devices such as recent smart-phones and web-enabled TVs."Opera will offer the same rich future web content to more devices, new devices, and older devices.
So, if you're into experimental downloads and providing feedback, or doing you're own testing, pass through to the Core Concerns blog ...and read the disclaimers!