In researching my article "How BrowserCAD Works" for next week's upFront.eZine, I found that the dream of accessing CAD models "anywhere" is still a dream, because the necessary technologies (HTML5 and WebGL) are supported spottily. While modern browsers are getting close to supporting all of HTML5 (itself a still-developing standard), the primary problem lies with WebGL -- on the desktop and especially on portable devices.
I tried getting sunglass.io to work on an Android tablet. I choose sunglass.io, because its front page displays a rotating 3D model using WebGL. And if the browser does not support WebGL, the page says so in bold red text! See figure below.
I had read that Firefox and Opera Mobile work; the other browsers not. Here's what I found.
Android Browser = No.
Google Chrome = No.
Firefox = Yes.
Opera Mini = No.
Opera Mobile =Yes. See figure below.
Opera Mobile browser supporting WebGL on Android 4.0 tablet.