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Flash Lite ports July 31st, 2008

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Apple files a patent to bring Flash and Windows media to iPhone?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3 July 30th, 2008

Top iPhone news has released a complete description of the iPhone patent: “Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics”. The patent taks about supporting Quicktime, windows mobile and Flash content on iPhone. ......continue reading

Apple’s MobileMe is buggy (and uses Sproutcore - could have used Flash instead ;)

Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications July 28th, 2008

Walt Mossberg, a frequent technology contributor to Wall Street Journal has several complaints about MobileMe.  MobileMe is a service that promises uniform email, web and calender accross different internet connected devices, including iPhone. I am sure several of you must have known that MobileMe uses Sproutcore, a Javascript based technology that apparently is being promoted by Apple instead of Flash. ......continue reading

Microsoft coming up with iPhone rival?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE July 25th, 2008

Steve Balmer’s note to all the Microsoft employees apparently hints that according to a recent news. If it does, then it will most likely be built upon struggeling Zune platform, and using Windows Mobile 7. ......continue reading

Is Google Android being secretely released to selected companies?

Android, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems July 25th, 2008

An article in Linuxworld talks how one of the Google employee mistakenly sent a note to entire group rather than selected devlopers regarding the latest SDK release. This clearly pointed that Google has been developing a new version of SDK and releasing it to only selected ‘favored’ people. ......continue reading

iPhone 3G alternatives

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile phones July 22nd, 2008

An article in information week lists 8 killer iPhone alternatives. The list includes: Blackberry Bold, HTC Touch Pro, LG Voyager, LG Dare, Nokia N96, Samsun Omnia, Samsung Instinct and Garmin Nuviphone. ......continue reading

CE revenue to top 700 billion in 2009

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Mobile phones July 20th, 2008

According to the data collected by Consumer Electronics Association, the CE revenue will grow by 10% this year to $700 billion. Some of the segments such as TV are expected to show 20% growth. I don’t see any reason why this will market will ever stop to grow till no more CE devices can be invented. CE devices have become toys and we are slowly being brainwashed into having a new device every few years. In fact they are not even designed to last more than a few years. Do you think your iPod is rugged enough to last 10-15 years? How many of you have used your cell phone last for 5 years? ......continue reading

Flash Lite 3- different flavors are available for embedded devices

Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications July 17th, 2008

We often get asked questions on how easy it is to use Flash Lite on a device. What is the difference between Flash standalone and plug-in? What options are available for Flash Lite for feature X? Can Flash Lite communicate with a container? and so on. ......continue reading

On2’s VP7 codec

H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology July 16th, 2008

Video and imaging design line has published a great article by Jim Bankoski, CTO of On2, on the techniques used in VP7. The article talks about golden frames, adaptibility to available bandwidth and low complexity to achieve optimum image quality. Jim also goes on to mention that there are several other proprietary techniques that are no discussed in the article. ......continue reading

Apple iPhone is 4th most popular smartphone in the market today

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications July 15th, 2008

According to a study conducted by Neilson, iPhone currently is 4th in smartphone market. HTC (25.2%), Research in Motion (23.4%), and Palm (19.3%) are the first three followed by with Apple (11.6%). ......continue reading

More on Samsung Instinct (and how similar it is to iPhone)

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Operating Systems July 11th, 2008

I generally went to Samsung Instinct web site to get a feel for the phone. I was very impressed by the features but it kept reminding me of iPhone at every step. It is hard to believe that Samsung has managed to copy iPhone in almost all aspects. Its size is similar to iPhone, the touch keypad is identical, the UI is similar to iPhone, and to be honest it has more features than iPhone- Live TV for example. ......continue reading

GUIMark for performance benchmarking

Desktop Flash Player, Video Technology July 11th, 2008

I recently came accross GUIMark that allows one to measure relative performance of various technologies. From the site: “GUIMark is a benchmark test suite designed to compare the rendering systems of several popular UI runtimes. In general it should be able to give designers and developers a good indication of which technologies can draw complex interfaces at a smooth rate of motion.” ......continue reading

Porting Flash Lite applications to iPhone

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports July 8th, 2008

No- there is no Flash available on iPhone yet- I meant how to convert Flash applications to J2ME so it runs on iPhone……According to a blog written  by Thomas Joos , apparently this is not easy. J2ME does not offer everything that Flash does and there is a bit of work involved. The blogger writes about a tool called b.Tween to convert the Actionscript in the format thats readable by eyeGT. eyeGT is a tool that provides with UI framework for iPhone. He has published some pictures on his web page which generally look good. ......continue reading

Flash 10 new version released

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices July 7th, 2008

Adobe has released a new version of Flash 10. And a lot of buzz is being generated by the Tinic Euro’s (Principal Flash developer) blog that talks about 3X increase in Mac OsX performance using GUIMark. Some people have taken that as a hint that this is a preview of things to come, and that Apple will offer Flash10 on iPhone. ......continue reading

Gigabyte’s 3.5G mobile TV phone

Devices- Cellphones, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology July 5th, 2008

Gigabyte phonesGigabyte Communications, a Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer has announced three new smartphones. The model GSmart M808 supports all the popular TV broadcast standards DVB-H and T-DMB and ISDB-T.  These models are not available in US market. ......continue reading