Adobe and Texas Instruments bring Flash and AIR to OMAP platform
At the CTIA Wireless conference, Adobe Systems Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. announced a technology collaboration to optimize Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR, for the OMAP mobile applications platform.
TI's collaboration with Adobe will allow manufacturers and developers to fully leverage the benefits of the OMAP platform to reduce time to market while increasing performance and reducing power on devices.
Through the partnership, Texas Instruments will support Flash-enabling manufacturers to offer enhanced web browsing on OMAP-powered devices. The company is also prepared to embrace Adobe Flash with the Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform (MDP), allowing developers to create Flash content for a variety of markets. A great example is that the use of OMAP platform's hardware acceleration capabilities enhances video and graphics performance at lower power consumption.
"Adobe Flash is the leading platform for rich applications, content, and video on the web today and this collaboration is an important step towards bringing web content and complete Internet experiences to mobile devices," said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business Unit at Adobe. "Mobile users expect to access their favorite content anywhere, at any time, and much of that content is based on Adobe Flash technology. The work with TI on the OMAP platform and the Zoom OMAP34x-II MDP will help deliver these rich experiences to a new range of devices, including smartphones and MIDs, worldwide."
"Archos has always led the way in providing an uncompromised web browsing experience on its Internet Media Tablets," said Henri Crohas, CEO and founder of Archos. "As Flash based videos and content keep on dominating the web, Archos will support again the latest Adobe Flash technology on its 2009 devices, leveraging TI's OMAP platform."
"TI has a long standing history of shipping devices with Flash technology and we are pleased to incorporate Adobe Flash Player 10 for devices and Adobe AIR into our portfolio, enabling our customers to deliver a desktop-compatible Internet browsing experience on the OMAP platform," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager for TI's OMAP Platform Business Unit. "The collaboration allows our customers and partners to advance the user experience, expanding the accessibility of Flash technology from the PC to the mobile environment. This ability will open the door for the creation of new smartphone, MID and other OMAP processor-based devices that deliver full Internet browsing functionality without sacrificing power consumption, performance or cost."
A pre-release of the optimized Adobe Flash Player 10 for devices is expected to be available to manufacturers this summer with an official production release expected in Q1 2010. OMAP solutions supporting the pre-release of Adobe Flash Player are expected to be available for manufacturers and developers in the second half of 2009.