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Open Source Flash (osflash.org) revisited

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3 September 30th, 2008

If you haven’t been to osflash.org in recent days, then you should. I just went there after a long time, and noticed that the number of projects has substantially increased. Noticable is the increase in command line tools, and compilers as well as Actionscript based utilities. Granted, some of these look like simple C programs put together by college graduates, they definitely offer some value in however niche the development may be. ......continue reading

FL3.1 IE plug-in for Windows Mobile

Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems September 30th, 2008

Calsoftlabs now has ported FL3.1 IE plug-in to Windows Mobile/CE. As some of you know, customized FL3.1 is available to OEMs via distributor like us. Calsoftlabs is primarily a services company, and we work on Flash per customer requirement. We often get requests from customers trying to integrate FL3.1 into their WM/CE platform (given the processor is powerful enough). With this, users will have the ability to use FL3.1 just like any other plug-in on WM/CE platform. Users can also use this to create a standalone ActiveX control that can be invoked outside of browser. ......continue reading

Kevin Lynch in eWeek on OpenScreen, Flash Lite

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Operating Systems September 29th, 2008

eWeek recently published Kevin Lynch’s interview(for those of you who don’t know, Kevin Lynch is Adobe’s CTO). The article talks about wide range of topics, including CS4, open Screen and Flash . Here is some interesting stuff: ......continue reading

G-phone reviewed

Android, Devices- Handheld, Google September 25th, 2008

Well- Google has delivered. As promisedm new HTC Dream showed up on September 23. On first look, the device does look very slick and powerful. Information Week has published a very detailed review of G-phone. Take a look at it here......continue reading

“Slotmusic”- Future of CDs?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld September 23rd, 2008

Sandisk alongwith four major record labels announced a new physical format for music delivery- ‘Slotmusic’. Slotmusic is essentially a microSD card that can hold entire album (or more perhaps), and will also come with USB connector. Buyers will be able to shop for their ‘Slotmusic’ just the way the shop for their CDs. ......continue reading

Android to capture 4% of US smartphone market in Q4/2008?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Mobile phones, Operating Systems, Wireless Carriers September 23rd, 2008

According to a research report released by Strategy Analytics, Android based smartphones will account for 4% of the market in Q4/2008.  They expect total of 10.5 million smart phones sold during this time, of which 400,000 will be Android based phones. ......continue reading

TMobile has 3G network (but no phones?)

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Google, Wireless Carriers September 22nd, 2008

I came accross this article on Information Week. It says that TMobile is working on expanding its 3G offering. 3G TMobile service is currently available in: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, and San Diego. By mid-October, it should expand into Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle.   ......continue reading

Google Android phone coming on Sept 23?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Operating Systems September 16th, 2008

Reuters is reporting that TMobile will offer first Android phone on Sept 23. The cell phones will be made by Taiwan’s High Tech Computer (HTC). From the press release: ......continue reading

On2’s VP6/VP8 and h.264

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Enabled Devices, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV September 15th, 2008

On2 Technologies recently announced results of Q2, and a complete transcript of the call is avaialble on Seeking Alpha. Some of the interesting things that I gathered from the script: ......continue reading

Chrome being ported to ARM (and your cell phone)

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Google September 11th, 2008

Embedded.com is reporting that Google Chrome has been ported to ARM, and will soon be available for cell phones. Chrome is based on Webkit, and claims to have much faster page load times than competing browsers, in addition to the stability it provides.  Chrome also uses a JVM called V8 which is supposed to be 10 times the other JVMs available elsewhere. ......continue reading

Adobe subsidizing NFL broadcast?

Desktop Flash Player, Silverlight, Video Technology September 9th, 2008

I came accross this article on Seekingalpha web site, that discussed possibility of Adobe subsidizing NBC.com’s NFL broadcast so they use Flash video instead of Silverlight. NBC uses Microsoft Silverlight for Olympics broadcast. I know that MLB.com is using Silverlight already, and getting these game networks to use Flash or Silverlight is perhaps one of the smartest way to market the technology. ......continue reading

Intel Atom making its way into iPhone?

Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems, Semiconductors September 8th, 2008

I came accross this article on embedded.com, that talks about how Apple is close to signing a deal with Intel to use Atom in its next generation iPhones. Then I came accross several other reports that basically deny that anything is happening, and that Intel Germany head’s remarks that started thr rumors, have been interpreted incorrectly. ......continue reading

Google OS coming soon?

Browsers, Google, Operating Systems September 8th, 2008

Well- Microsoft vs Google fight is getting interesting. Google has been milking lots of profit through its search engine, and has been using that cash to do all kinds of interesting things. Google’s mantra has been ‘Do no evil’ and till date they seem to be keeping its word. They provide most of the things free and let people figure out a business model that’ll be win-win scenario. ......continue reading

LiMo mobile linux takes on Nokia and Google

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems September 5th, 2008

Limo foundation, an open source Linux community for mobile phones has been doing well, and has just shipped 22nd mobilephone (Motorola Rokr EM30) with with Limo support. The foundation boasts 50 companies in its membership list, including heavyweights such as Motorola, Orange, NTT Docomo and Samsung. ......continue reading

Google to create Android Marketplace

Android, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Embedded linux September 2nd, 2008

Android developers’ blog by Eric Chu provided details of the ANdroid market place for developers. Developers can register themselves as merchant on the portal, upload their applications and publish. Unlike Apple, this means that Google will not be taking a cut from the revenue generated. Good news for developers indeed!! ......continue reading