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Unity 3D Ported to OpenGL ES on ARM

The Ubuntu Developer Summit held earlier this month in Florida, US, was home to a wealth ofdiscussion, demo and debate on all manners Ubuntu.

Part of that extended to Linaro – the ARM-orientated software engineering company of which Canonical are a driving member – who showed off a port of Unity 3Drunning on an ARM Cortex-A9 Pandaboard usingOpenGLES -a “..subset of theOpenGL3D graphics API designed forembedded systemssuch asmobile phones,PDAs, andvideo game consoles.”

Unity 2D is already supported on a variety of ARM devices.

The whole ‘Unity on ARM’ project is exciting for some many reasons, not least of which is the notion ofa low-cost, low-power ARM-based computerthe size of a USB stickcapable of runninga full Unity 3D desktop experience.

A full desktop experience on an ARM device – something Microsoft can’t offer yet, but Ubuntu is almost able to.