The 3D demo was written by Ben Joffe and is available at his site at
. It was created as a test using the Canvas tag to demonstrate its capability. In addition to this one, there is a short list of Pre3D demos, as they are being called, at this site
While these demos fall flat as games, they are a good indication of what's to come with the Palm Pre. With this new update, they have shown what developers on the PreCentral forums
have remarked about as "the beginnings of openGL-ES which will later on let them utilize the GPU. With GPU support you'll see games/3D app's that will look just as good as the Iphone, and you'll even get shader support, which is something not even the Sony PSP has. The Pre has a POWERVR SGX which should have: pixel, vertex, and geometry shader hardware built in."
Look for more updates in the next week, as Palm is expected to release an announcement about its expanded gaming capabilities for WebOS in a presentation they will give at the CES conference on January 7th. Good things to come!
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