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MIPS phones? Tablets?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM, Video Technology January 10th, 2011

I was at CES last week and saw many interesting gadgets. I’ll write more on that as I get time but something I thought was a must mention was MIPS based smartphone running Android. MIPS is generally associated with home entertainment and ARM with smartphones. But it seems that everyone is trying to go after the other’s markets these days - if ARM is going after Home Entertainment so why not MIPS? At the MIPS demo suite, I saw demo of a phone running Android 2.1 on MIPS 34Kc class processor. The CPU was manufactured by a Chinese SoC and the phone incidently was also being sold in Chinese market as a low end smartphone. What made a it interesting was that the CPU ran at 400 MHz and manufactured using 0.13 micron technology. The phone ran Android 2.1 and one would have expected that a 400 MHz phone running Android would give mediocre performance. ......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

Why I will not switch to E73

Devices- Cellphones, Mobile applications, Mobile phones September 14th, 2010

OK- so I am ready to renew my contract with TMobile and noticed that Nokia E73 is available. Having been an avid Nokia user back when there were no smart phones, I decided to try it out. The specs were pretty good, and so were the reviews. I was generally impressed with the phone when I played with it at the store- until I actually started using it…. ......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

Skyfire browser coming to Android

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications February 12th, 2010

Skyfire, a browser technology that essentially is an example of successful cloud computing, has purchased a company called Kolbysoft. Kolbysoft makes a Webkit browser that runs on Android. The motive? To bring similar cloud computing technology to Android. Which will mean that Flash 10 among other latest browser technologies will be available on Android. ......continue reading

Moonlight 2.0 released by Novell

Browsers, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications, Silverlight, Video Technology December 18th, 2009

Moonlight, an open source version of Silverlight is launched by Novell. Moonlight 2.0 is compatible with Silverlight 2.0 and includes some features of Silverlight 3, such as support for Bitmap APIs, file dialogs, pluggable media pipeline.  Moonlight 2.0 also offers better streaming of multimedia content based on the quality of the user’s connections. Moonlight development now closely following Microsoft Silverlight release. Moonlight 3.0 alpha will be available in Q1/2010. ......continue reading

Smartphones: past, present and future

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Video Technology December 12th, 2009

Smartphone really meant a cellphone with OS, a few applications and a keyboard. Remember the days of Palm Treo 270 and being happy about having one? Then Windows Mobile came, but the game totally changed when Apple jumped into the fray. iPhone almost instantly re-defined how ’smart’ phones could be. Smartphones of today have bigger screens, powerful CPUs, lots of RAM and storage. They come in all shapes and sizes, and one really has to review all the smartphone specs to find out whats the best match for them.  There are tonnes of applications running on different operating systems. All the different platforms (Blackberry, Windows, Palm, Android….) have their own pluses and minuses. The form factor, keyboard, hardware shortcuts…. the list goes on and on. ......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

Flash Lite 3 available as browser plug-in with WinMo6.5

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems October 14th, 2009

Last week Microsoft announced release of Windows Mobile 6.5 that included Flash Lite 3 plug-in for Internet Explorer. At the same time, several new WinMo based phones were announced such as HTC Tilt2, Imagio and Pure.  With the addition of Flash, users can now view several web sites that are Flash enabled. (Of course the CPU/RAM limitation still comes in the picture, but all these are high end phones and hopefully will have a powerful CPU and should come with some sort of video acceleration. ......continue reading

Selling custom wallpapers

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 21st, 2009

Flash Lite has been popular among mobile users for wallpaper applications. Wallpapers are good for generating an ‘impression’ on the user. I don’t think anybody has figured out a way to monetize it successfully yet, but this one company I came accross who creates Custom Twitter Backgrounds may have something. These guys are trying to create a custom wallpaper for twitter that can be your business logo, message- whatever. What if everything was wallpapered? Twitter, Facebook, myspace- and if you were to use that on your every personal device such as cellphones, PC, laptop? Twitter is already being used by several businesses to market their product successfully. Add a wallpapered logo to that and make it portable accross devices, you now have a branding strategy in place! ......continue reading

Blackberry Flash port just a rumor

Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 20th, 2009

Well- John Dowdell from Adobe left a comment on my earlier post that these are just rumors and I agree with that. The original report does not confirm the source and ‘Boy Genius Report’ itself is not a very reputable news source. So unfortunately we’ll have to sit and wait till Blackberry comes out with Flash! ......continue reading

Blackberry browser to get Flash support?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems August 20th, 2009

I don’t know if this is just a rumor or if there is any truth to this. I came accross a report on Endgadget that talked about Blackberry adding ‘full’ flash support (I guess that means they’ll have Flash 10) to their browser.  The source they sight is ‘Boy Genius Report’ and I located the source here. It looks as though the actual devices touting Flash player will be available sometimes next year. ......continue reading

JavaFX Mobile: Rich Internet Applications on your phone

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Silverlight August 13th, 2009

JavaFX is a new Java technology being developed by Sun that enables rich internet application on desktops. JavaFX Mobile is a mobile version of that, and it includes the OS. Sun got lot of Java OS related IP when they acquired SavaJe. Now an all Java OS is definitely going to be a hit because of the number of applications it can support. Add JavaFX to that, now you have a powerful platform that can compete with Flash and Silverlight. ......continue reading

For Mobile Developers-FITC Mobile Toronto September 2009

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones July 30th, 2009

FITC Mobile is taking place in Toronto September 13-14. I have couple of tickets available if anyone is interested in attending.  Please email me at anand at joshimail dot net if you want one. ......continue reading

Upcoming Flash 10 will support multi-touch, accelerometer: Kevin Lynch

Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM July 23rd, 2009

Via Windowsfordevices- At a recent analyst conference, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch told attendees that the upcoming Flash 10 will have greater access to hardware features to enable web content run as fast as native apps. The version will also support multi-touch, accelerometer and GPS features. However an ARM11 or Cortex A class processor will be required to run it optimally. Check out entire release here. ......continue reading