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Palm introducing new OS: Nova

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Google, Operating Systems December 16th, 2008

According the a recent press release in Information Week, Palm will be introducing a new operating system called Nova next month. The OS is supposed to be ‘ mobile internet centric’. I am not sure what that means, but my guess is that it will allow for faster internet downloads, better user experience and perhaps more internet friendly services. It is not known what device will support the OS either. If this is a completely redesigned OS, then Palm will be at great disadvantage if the existing applications don’t run. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. ......continue reading

Adobe announces OTA Flash Lite player

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems November 24th, 2008

At last week’s MAX conference, Adobe announced that Flash Lite OTA package is now available to developers. What this means is that Flash Lite can now be included in the release package. Developers no longer need to worry if the device already has Flash installed on a particular device or not. The package is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile OS, and a complete list of devices is available on Adobe web site. ......continue reading

LiMo foundation(Linux Mobile) has support for Adobe Flash Lite

Android, Browsers, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Operating Systems October 7th, 2008

So I have been following Linux configurations available for mobile devices and have blogged about LiMo a while ago. There are several other Mobile Linux configurations available for cellphones including Google Android which is based on Linux. iPhone SDK is also unix based, and OpenMoko is the other open source Linux. There are several other varients offered by Montavista, Greenhills and other OS vendors. ......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

Samsung Instinct holding well (despite Sprint loosing 900K subscribers)

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Wireless Carriers August 19th, 2008

Sprint execs are taking big pride in the fact that the Instict sales are going very well, and that such phone wil stop the loss of the customers they’ve been experiencing. News that Instinct has set a new record for cellphone sales have been surfacing for some time. Best Buy for example, has claimed that Instict has been all time best seller for the company overtaking Motorola Razr. Sprint themselves have been making press releases about how fast Instinct sales have been growing and how it has lead to shortage in some markets. ......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

Intel’s Atom: ARM killer?

Devices- Embedded, Semiconductors March 22nd, 2008

Intel recently announced a new brand name for its low power processor family- ‘Atom’. These processors have Core 2 duo instruction set, and is meant for consumer and mobile devices, a market currently dominated by ARM. Intel hopes to wrestle significant market share from ARM when the device starts shipping. ......continue reading

Flash Lite performance

Flash Player 7 SDK January 18th, 2008

Unlike a PC, an embedded device is often limited by CPU speed, RAM, memory and is optimized for the particular application. When it comes to running Flash player on such device, often the expectations are that Flash should run ‘as good as’ desktop player, if not better. ......continue reading

Flash player as an application on top of OS

Flash Player 7 SDK January 9th, 2008

For those of you who are planning on using Flash to an embedded device, please keep in mind that Flash requires multitudes of support from OS. The device configuration (in terms of peripherals, RAM, display, input devices etc). can impact the Flash significantly. In general, just because Flash runs on a device running say Linux, doesn’t mean that it’ll run on any device running Linux. Depending on how different the configuration is, it may require complete rework or minor change. ......continue reading