AMD today announced the first OpenGL ES 2.0 driver for desktop computing environments specifically to support the WebGL standard for plugin-free 3D content on the web.
The new driver also enables software developers to use desktop PC equipped with Radeon or FirePro graphics (as opposed to embedded systems) to create applications based on OpenGL ES 2.0 for smartphones and tablets e.g. iOS4 and Android devices. This is intended to make it easier for developers to port software applications between PCs and handhelds.
The beta OpenGL ES 2.0 driver is available now and will be supported on all currently available AMD graphics products introduced since 2008, including ATI Radeon desktop, ATI Mobility Radeon, and ATI FirePro professional graphics cards.
Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.