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Flash 10.2: what, when, how?

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Media players, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology February 24th, 2011

Everyone seems to be excited about 10.2. If you’ve seen demonstration of the stagevideo features from Adobe web site, then, yes, there’s a reason to be exited. Flash 10.2 is trying to solve a basic problem that differentiates Flash from other media player. Flash 10.2 will essentially allow users to integrate graphics with hardware accelerated video. In the past, Flash video has been all software based. This has not been an issue because most of the previous generation technology did not allow full screen technology and the usage of Flash to view full screen was limited. ......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

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

AIR for TV

Flash Lite ports December 6th, 2010

AIR for TV 2.5 is now available. AIR for TV is basically the next version of FLDH (Flash Lite for Digital Home or Stagecraft). FLDH sported hardware acceleration friendly API interface and AIR for TV carries that forward. Actionscript extensions are also available with AIR for TV. AIR for TV is derived from Flash 10 and supports pretty much all the Flash 10 features. AIR is optimized to run on CE devices and supports hardware accelerated HD video. Some other features that are CE device friendly are: ......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

RIA Unleashed this week in Boston

Flash Lite ports November 8th, 2010

FOr those of you living in New England area, RIA Unleashed may be of interest to you. RIA Unleashed is the premier event for Adobe Flash, Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion developers in the New England area. This year the event has expanded to two days, November 11th and 12th. Day one is devoted to  hands-on training in areas such as Flex, Flash, AIR, AIR for Android, and ColdFusion. Day 2 is the conference day, featuring 4 tracks and over 20 sessions on Adobe technologies and development. ......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

HTML5, future of Flash, Silverlight, BADA, OpenPlug, Android etc. etc. - from FITC mobile

Flash Lite ports September 20th, 2010

FITC Mobile Toronto 2010 had a great selection of session focusing on latest ‘hot’ technologies and I recommend that you attend one in the future- especially if you are interested in ramping up quickly on mobile application development. In addition to sessions, Google threw a great party at Hyde Lounge and numerous breaks provided ample opportunity to network. Here are some of the interesting tidbits I gathered from the conference. ......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

Notes from FITC

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs September 18th, 2010

I am here at FITC Mobile, Toronto. The conference continues to do well with attendence of 200+. Although most of the crowd is local, one does keep running into people visiting from out of town. The sessions are very interesting and cover pretty much all the ‘hot’ stuff in the mobile world. I’ve just come out of Mark Doherty’s presentation on Flash on mobile devices. Here are some interesting points that I noted. ......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

More on Flash Lite 4

Flash Lite ports July 9th, 2010

There seems to be lot of curiosity around Flash Lite 4, especially since Adobe is not spending any marketing efforts to promote it. In our opinion, Flash Lite 4 is an excellent solution for embedded devices since Flash 10 will be too ‘heavy’ given the limitations of CPU and memory for embedded devices. Flash Lite 4 offers the same portability that Flash Lite/FLDH offered (i.e. can be ported to Linux Framebuffer for example),  H.264 acceleration is easier to implement and there are very restrictions on what can be done with FL4. (Flash 10 must be a plug-in in contrast). You could easily have an API based version of FL4 that suites your requirements and do fancy things with it. ......continue reading

Youtube will stick with Flash for foreseeable future

Flash Lite ports July 8th, 2010

Youtbube API blog posted by John Harding suggests that Youtube has no intention to switching to HTML5 to serve youtube videos. The blog post goes onto list several shortcomings of HTML5 that prevents Youtube from making a switch and suggests that youtube will stick with Flash for some time - especially now that Flash has announced that it will support VP8 codec in future Flash releases. DRM, streaming, microphone/camera support, video embedding- stuff that Youtube lives off- all seems to go in favor of Flash. ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 now ready

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 14th, 2010

I am sure several of you saw a notice pop-up on your PC in the morning about the latest Flash update from Adobe ….. Yes, that’s right- Flash player 10.1 is now officially available. Adobe Flash player team’s blog lists all the enhancements in fairly detail. A look at comments also gives you a glimpse into joy and grievances of public. The thing about Flash is that it is so powerful that no matter how many enhancements you make to it, there will always be something else to do. Adobe’s team does deserve a big round of applause for releasing FP10.1 on schedule. ......continue reading