TVB Tech Alert II: Flash for Android
July 6, 2009
BELLEVUE, WASH.: A company called “BSquare” has developed a Flash application for Android, the operating system created by Google for unlicensed devices. said the Flash module would be provided to original equipment manufacturers as a browser plug-in for devices running on ARM chips. The app would enable streaming video within device browsers, something current smartphones don’t feature. Gigaom Gigaom said the BSquare plug-in would render android the first mobile phone platform capable of supporting Flash in a browser. Neither the iPhone nor Windows Mobile does so, the site says. -- Deborah D. McAdams More : TVB coverage of Android, et al June 23, 2009: “ ” TVB Tech Alert: LG to ARM its TV Sets LG Electronics cut a deal with ARM Holdings, the Cambridge, England chip maker that supplies silicon for the majority of cell phones on the market, including the new Apple iPhone 3GS. June 1, 2009: “ ” TVB Tech Alert: Fan-free, HD-capable Smartbook Revealed Computer notebook maker ASUS is circulating a smartbook prototype that runs on Android, Google’s operating system designed for unlicensed devices. May 28, 2009: “ ” TVB Tech Alert: More Android Features Unveiled The Android iteration 2.0 dubbed “Donut” features text-to-speech and handwriting recognition capabilities . At least 20 Android-powered mobile phones are expected to hit the market by the end of the year.
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