Great things of 2009 N0. 9 – hardware accelerated graphics

The great controversy of 2008 was the lack of hardware graphics drivers on HTC’s latest devices. At the end of 2009 we can very reliably say a device will have at the very least OpenGL drivers, allowing smooth user interfaces such as TouchFlo3D also SPB Mobile Shell to amaze us with transitions, flips and fades.

While we have not seen much other software taking advantage of this, it is only a question of time before many great games such as Xact and Experiment 13 become standard on Windows Mobile, elevating the whole field.

Now I know drivers are still controversial due to imperfect implementations, but if one look the huge ruckus 18 months ago, one can really appreciate how far we have come.