As I’m sure many of you know, yesterday Google released a new beta version of Chrome for Android. The biggest feature by far is the introduction of the (new to mobile) chrome://flags page which allows you to turn on WebGL in addition to a plethora of other settings.
I just tried running our Cesium demos on an ASUS Transformer (Tegra 3 chip) and I’m happy to report that Cesium works beautifully and is 7-10 times faster than Firefox Beta on the same device (20fps in empty Cesium Viewer versus 3fps on Firefox). It’s still not perfect (imagery cracks for example), but this is a big step forward.
WebGL support is still spotty from device to device(for example my HTC EVO 4G LTE still can’t run Cesium), but I can’t help but get excited about mobile WebGL/Cesium in the coming months.