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Media processor not required in future mobile handsets

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile phones, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 29th, 2008

According to a recent analysis in DSP Designline , the main CPU is getting more powerful everyday and the media processor that handeled much of video processing functionality will no longer be needed in future handsets. The article sites research by Portelligent that there are no new media applications on the horizon that’ll drive need for the second ‘video processing’ chip.The use of a secondary processor in high-end smart phones could fall to just 20 percent of new designs by 2010, according to Portelligent. The company sites ths trend that cameraphones are no longer moving to higher resolution like they have been in the past. For example. the cameraphone resolution is expected to increase to 2.5 MP in the near future, from crurrent 2 MP. The report says that the baseband processor will get better at handeling this resolution and therefore the need for secondary media processor will decrease. ......continue reading

Jivox- online video advertising network is growing by leaps and bounds

Desktop Flash Player, Video Technology June 27th, 2008

And guess what its using for advertising? Of course Flash. Jivox apparently served ads to 40 million viewers in the last quarter according to the press release. I have not seen many of the ads, but if the ads are non-intrusive, they certainly do a good job of getting one’s attention. ......continue reading

Google Android phones on schedule for 2008(only 6 more months remain!)

Android, Devices- Embedded June 25th, 2008

Google is saying that they are on track to deliver Android based phones in the second half of this year. I am not sure if I agree, especially considering that the demos I have seen so far have been buggy and I would not call them of production quality. For example, one of the recent demos that I saw could only show video in a very small area of the screen and did not have any means to make it full screen. ......continue reading

iPhone and Flash Lite 3 port: A technical analysis

Browsers, Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs June 23rd, 2008

Much is being discussed about why Flash is not available on iPhone, and why it is taking so long for Adobe and Apple to release it and if it even will be released. Flash Lite has already been ported to several different devices, so there is no reason why it can not be ported to iPhone.. Whatever the reason may be, I have analyzed various hardware and software factors that could impact Flash port and performance on iPhone. In reality, if there is management will, a Flash port on iPhone is very much possible. From the technology perspective, the only limiting factor could be the performance which can be overcome by using video acceleration. ......continue reading

Sproutcore: yet another competition for Flash

Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE June 20th, 2008

Apple has been working on Sproutcore, a Javscript based framework that apparently lets you create rich content without Flash or any other runtime application. From the demos listed on web site, it does look pretty powerful. But after looking at the tutorial and other documentation, it is clear that it is hardly in alpha stage…. nowhere close to what Flash has accomplished in the last 10 years. But I am sure it will get better over time. ......continue reading

Samsung Instinct selling for $130

Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones June 19th, 2008

Samsung Instinct, the phone that is meant to compete with iPhone will be sold for $130. On the first look, it seems to be as impressive as iPhone, and in fact even has more features that iPhone. Does anybody know if this works as good as iPhone? ......continue reading

Freescale Technology Forum

Semiconductors June 19th, 2008

I was at Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) 2008 at Orlando. The forum was a true extravagent display of Freescale’s (FSL) technology.  FSL literally papered all the attendees which I guess were mostly their customers and partners. The event had excellent food, tonnes of paid open bars, BareNaked ladies concert, countless prizes and freebees, snickers and kitkat for snacks, spotme to locate people(I’ll have to write a separate post on this, but that was indeed a cool technology), conference badge with LED display that can be programmed for anything- I can go on and on. Oh and did I mention several interesting demos, and technical sessions? ......continue reading

Linux to be the most popular OS for MIDs(Mobile Internet Devices)

Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux, Semiconductors June 15th, 2008

Apparently Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) is a term coined by Intel, and is used to refer to class of devices similar to Nokia’s N800. A new research report released by Forward Concept claims that Linux will be the most popular OS in the MIDs, and such devices will be dominated by ARM, not ATOM and Linux, not Windows. All the MID talk and emergence of new class of devices sounds  fascinating, but I have a fundamental question: ......continue reading

Mozilla continues its march

Browsers, Flash Enabled Devices June 13th, 2008

According to a report released by Net Applications, the market share for Mozilla as of May was 18.4%, compared to 73% of IE, and rest going to Safari. The company plans to continue to move ahead and there will be a mobile version of Firefox coming out later this year. ......continue reading

More on browsers market share

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player June 13th, 2008

Here’s the complete picture of browser market share as of May 2008 from NetApplications.
Browser market share ......continue reading

NTT Docomo’s iChannels

Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, Mobile phones June 11th, 2008

NTT Docomo is the first carrier to offer Flashcast ‘channels’. They offer two types of channels- ‘basic’ channels and ‘optional’ channel. Basic channel is provided by NTT with free of cost, whereas the content creaters can create their own content for ‘other’ channels. The document does a very good job of explaining the concept behind iChannel. ......continue reading

Apple’s new iPhone and price cut

Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones June 10th, 2008

Well- finally Apple is out with a new iPhone. The phone has 3G network and also built in GPS chip. (We still have to pay ridiculous amount of money for internet access and GPS service, but thats besides the point).  As if this is not enough, Steve Jobs also announced a 50% drop in price- it will now cost $199 for low end model. ......continue reading

Flash 7 directfb Linux port available

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Player 7 SDK, OS- Embedded linux June 9th, 2008

Flash 7 port running on directfb/gtk Linux is now available to OEM licensees. Directfb is popular in Set Top Boxes running Linux and is a much powerful layer than Linux framebuffer. Why would anyone still want Flash 7? Well ......continue reading

Microsoft to enhance windows mobile OS for music experience

Devices- Handheld, Media players, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE June 9th, 2008

Microsoft thinks that iPhone has an advantage because it offers a better interface for music experience on iphone. Duh…….. isn’t that obvious? I use TMobile Dash- a windows mobile phone, and everytime I have to open a file and add something new to playlist, I go through so much of nonsensical steps!! I have not purchased iPod or any other mp3 player, simply because I wanted to have one device capable of doing everything. Well, WM powered Dash almost makes the cut, but the interface is definitely crummy for music experience. Hopefully next WM version will provide a better experience. ......continue reading

Flash support in Acrobat 9: A wrong turn?

Desktop Flash Player June 8th, 2008

With the introduction of Acrobat9, it is now possible to introduce Flash content in PDF document. Whereas from Adobe’s perspective, it signals step forward in document technology, and merge of Macromedia’s technology with Adobe’s. So the future PDF documents will not only support all the cool features that Acrobat had, but also swf content. This means that you can have web pages, video, audio, buttons and what not in a document. ......continue reading