Limited display capabilities for mobile phones have long conditioned the development of quality 3D graphics for mobile phones, but the development of technology in this field, both in quality and size of the display has finally allowed “favorable winds” for graphics developers.
And look at the miracles, the first mobile models appeared. Devices like the LG Optimus 3D or HTC EVO 3D equipped with supported 3D technology.
Although many, many thought that this technology would be applied when using games, the potentials of these technologies are actually much greater. Wondering how? The explanation is actually very simple because not everyone uses games on mobile phones but that is why everyone uses the phone interface.
The amount of data stored on mobile devices has increased sharply and drastically in recent years, and there is a need for a different approach to this problem. Also, there is a tendency for the interface and most applications to become even more intuitive and easier to use, so the implementation of 3D menus in mobile devices seems to be the right solution.
Probably the most interesting way to apply 3D graphics in mobile technologies will be to use navigation systems, using both mobile telephony and satellite positioning networks. Accurate and precise representation of objects and terrain will require devices that can display and process 3D images very quickly, giving the user real-time views of their movements.
These assumptions predict an almost certain corporate battle between Nvidia and AMD, due to the fact that both giants have announced new graphics chipsets for mobile devices that will be able to display complex images at a decent frame rate.
This competition in the market is certainly a positive thing because it will lead to better technology and, of course, lower prices for end-users, just as we have witnessed similar events in the personal computer industry.
The only potential obstacle in the development of these technologies is the fact that most phones use different platforms and the lack of a standard, ie. universal operating system which will lead to the fact that developers will have to work on developing solutions for integrating chipsets with software.
In any case, users of mobile technology are looking forward to and warmly expect the implementation of 3D graphics in their devices and all the benefits it brings such as intuitive menus, numerous applications, and at the same time a better interface.