Welcome to Embeddedflash.com. Its 2014 and the landscape in multimedia world has changed quite a bit HTML5 standard is complete and Flash is no longer existent on mobile. I've also taken a short break from blog but I hope to restart it in the near future. I am no longer functioning as Adobe's Scaling Partner and looking for new opportunities. If you are looking for a technically savvy, energetic business development, marketing or sales person, please email me.

Flash on Linux desktop

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash 11, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, HTML5, Rich Internet Applications March 1st, 2012

Adobe has started making announcements about future of Flash and as expected there are lots of twists and turns and caveats. For example, on Linux, it has been announced that Flash will migrate to Googles PPAPI ‘Pepper’ APIs and will be bundled with Chrome. This means that future versions of Flash will no longer be available for Firefox and other browsers that support Netscape plug-in APIs. This is expected to happen post Flash 11.2. ......continue reading

Some more news from CES

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology January 11th, 2011

Here are some tidbits from CES: ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 (Mytouch 4G)…. Wow!!!

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Media players, Mobile phones November 24th, 2010

So I finally settled on a phone that I can keep for some time…. T Mobile Mytouch 4G. It comes with Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1. Having inside access to Flash, I was a bit worried at first as to how Flash would perform and if  it would crash at sites where I’d expect it to crash and if H.264 decoded video would be flawless… but WOW! I am impressed with the performance and overall experience of Flash 10.1 on Mytouch. ......continue reading

Renesas Devcon 2010- session on multimedia technology

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash Lite ports, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, HTML5, Media players, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Operating Systems, Processors- ARM, Semiconductors October 19th, 2010

Recently I had a privilege to be on the panel at Renesas Devcon 2010. Renesas, for those of you don’t know, is one of the top chip companies and has a large portfolio of microcontrollers.  I was one of the panelists on ‘Meet the Experts’ session that focused on multimedia technologies. The session was titled “Multimedia Issues in Embedded Systems Design”. The audience was fairly interactive during the session and the discussion centered around on Android, Flash, Video, Audio, Hardware decoders and in general challenges in designing successful products. Some of the key giveaways I noted from the session are as follows. ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 on Android- myth and reality

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash 10, Flash Lite ports, Google, Processors- ARM September 20th, 2010

There’s been a  lot of buzz about Flash 10.1 being available on Android. General public is under the impression that since the binary is now ‘officially’ available, they can buy andy ANdroid phone and download the Flash player. In reality that will never happen. When Adobe announces new Flash for PC, Adobe really announces Flash 10 running on X86 based PCs. If there are PCs out there that are based on ARM or other processors or OS, you essentially need a new binary. ......continue reading

FITC Mobile 2010 in September

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite 4, Google, HTML5, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 18th, 2010

Well, I have been lazy of late when it comes to blogging. There is lot of interesting stuff happening, but haven’t really had a chance to blog due to work and other commitments. But I thought I’d write a quick note about the FITC Mobile event coming up in Toronto. Our friends at the FITC have generously offered me a giveaway ticket to the Festival ($199 value). If you are interested, please contact me. The event is taking place on September 16-18 and focuses on all the cool stuff- Flash, Android, iPhone. ......continue reading

Google coming with phone?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Google, Mobile phones, Wireless Carriers November 19th, 2009

Fierce mobile citing sources from Tech Crunch is suggesting that google is getting ready to release Google branded phone. This phone apparently will be manufactured by LG or Samsung or such and will be sold under Google brand. CNN in the meanwhile is also reporting the same.  Apparently the technology is based on  Google’s recent acquisition of Gizmo5.  Google has not announced any official plans on their blog, but the motives could be very clear. Gizmo5’s technology allows one to make VoIP calls, works with Google voice and I am sure Google will use this in conjunction with its WiFi network in several cities. ......continue reading

Sharp’s PC-Z1 ‘Mobile Internet Tool’ supports Flash Lite

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Google, Mobile applications, Operating Systems September 7th, 2009

I came accross this on Crunchgear. Sharp’s PC 71, Sharp’s new mini laptop, runs Ubuntu and supports Flash Lite 3.1. PC-Z1 has a tiny 5 inch screen and support XGA (1024 x 600) resolution. PC-Z1 apparatenly has performance similar to a PC and is designed for ‘cloud computing’. The device sports Thunderbird, Firefox and Flash Lite 3.1 among other applications. ......continue reading

Google acquires On2

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Player 7 SDK, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV August 5th, 2009

Fiercemobile is reporting that On2 Technologies has been acquired by Google. As you know, On2 VP6 codec has been at the heart of Flash since Flash 8 and is popular in video streaming. Google apparently paid $106.5 million. Read the press release here. ......continue reading

MIPS to support Android

Android, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Google, Semiconductors July 8th, 2009

MIPS has joined the ever increasing list of chipsets supporting Android. MIPS makes CPU architectures and licenses it to different silicon vendors. Whereas ARM is strong in cellular and mobile market, MIPS is strong in digital home market. So this would mean that Android is starting to make its way into verticals outside of mobile. RMI, a licensee of MIPS is already demoing the Android port on its chipsets. ......continue reading

More on upcoming Flash 10 support

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Google, Mobile applications, Mobile phones June 23rd, 2009

I found this quote from Shantanu on Information Week- “We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early versions of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our MAX Conference in October. Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and the New Palm Web OS will be among the first devices to support web browsing with the newest Flash player” ......continue reading

1 million G-1s sold by TMobile

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Google, Mobile phones April 27th, 2009

Information week is reporting that TMobile has sold 1 million G-1s in last 6 month. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 3G sold 1 million units worldwide in its lauch weekend and possibly took about a month to sell 1 million units in the United States. Blackberry storm also reached 1 million mark in 3 months. ......continue reading

Google introduces AdSense for mobile search

Devices- Cellphones, Google, Mobile applications, Mobile phones February 26th, 2009

Google has enhanced its adsense program for mobile phones recently. The new adsense program is targetted towards the mobile network operator and website owners and will allow search capabilities. From the picture it looks like the search box will look similar to desktop. Google has had adsense for Mobile for some time but only recently added the search capability. ......continue reading

Second Android phone Agora delayed indefinitely

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Google, Mobile phones January 22nd, 2009

Second smartphone based on Google’s Android, the Kogan Agora Pro, has been delayed indefinitely according to a story on CNET. The reason for the delay is apparently its low-resolution display which limits compatibility and operability in the near future. ......continue reading

Palm introducing new OS: Nova

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Google, Operating Systems December 16th, 2008

According the a recent press release in Information Week, Palm will be introducing a new operating system called Nova next month. The OS is supposed to be ‘ mobile internet centric’. I am not sure what that means, but my guess is that it will allow for faster internet downloads, better user experience and perhaps more internet friendly services. It is not known what device will support the OS either. If this is a completely redesigned OS, then Palm will be at great disadvantage if the existing applications don’t run. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. ......continue reading