“Video gaming is a big topic for web browsers as well as HTML5, but there are few enthusiast gamers who are taking this scenario serious. Can a Joystick API and a 3D Client change the perception?
On Friday I noticed that Google is heavily pushing New Game, a game developer conference that is focused on HTML5-based gaming content – and, of course, content that runs in web browsers.
The fact that such an event already exists and that there is game content being developed in HTML5, is quite stunning by itself.
However, Google also noted that a sandboxed native client (NaCl) with 3D (in addition to 2D) will be available in Chrome soon, which will allow the browser to connect to traditional C and C++ code via its integrated Pepper API.”
“Google’s announcement today of its planned Motorola Mobility acquisition may come as a surprise to some, but Moto’s dedication to producing Android handsets, along with its recent $56 million Q2 net loss and comprehensive patent portfolio, make this a logical next move for Mountain View’s search giant.
Operating independently — for the near-term, at least — both companies will cooperate to grow Android, while Google claims that it will remain committed to its other partners as well.
So what will this mean for Google and the future of the smartphone industry as a whole?”