Motorola Changing Mobile Web Browsing Experience with Adobe Flash Platform
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to bring visually immersive, uncompromised Web browsing to Motorola smartphone portfolio
Jan. 06, 2010
LAS VEGAS - CES - Jan. 6, 2010 – Today Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that it is working closely with Adobe to bring Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to Motorola’s smartphones as part of the Open Screen Project. Adobe has been working with the DROID by Motorola, released to consumers in November 2009, as it develops Flash Player 10.1 for the Android platform. Adobe Flash Player on Motorola smartphones will deliver uncompromised Web browsing – with its rich applications, games and video – to consumer’s fingertips, enabling them to be more connected and more mobile.
“Consumers demand that the same high-quality Web experience they know from the desktop port easily to their mobile experience as well,” said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices. “Working with Adobe to bring rich Flash content to our smartphone portfolio will revolutionize how consumers experience the mobile Web by making it more vivid and interactive than ever before.”
“Flash is an integral part of the Web and delivers rich content, applications and videos to millions,” said David Wadhwani, vice president and general manager, Platform Business at Adobe. “By working with us to bring virtually all Flash content on the Web to its devices, Motorola is ensuring consumers have an uncompromised Web browsing experience no matter where they are.”
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is the first consistent browser runtime release of the Open Screen Project. On Motorola smartphones, Adobe Flash Player will make the Web experience more compelling, interactive and visually immersive for users by delivering unique applications, content and videos across devices. As a participant of the Open Screen Project, Motorola will be deploying the full Flash Player broadly across the Android product portfolio. Motorola’s Android products will have Flash Player updates available once Adobe releases Flash Player 10.1, expected in the first half of 2010.
In addition, both Motorola and Adobe are strong supporters of the developer and content creator communities. By enabling Flash capabilities on Motorola smartphones, it opens up creativity and innovation for those who use Adobe’s industry leading Creative Suite tools.
Motorola’s work with Adobe in the Open Screen Project began in 2009. Integration of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 browser extensions in a portion of the device portfolio is expected in the first half of 2010. A Flash Player 10.1 beta demo on the Motorola Droid can be viewed at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/mobile_demos_fp10.1.html.
Open Screen Project
Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes close to 50 industry leaders working together to provide a consistent runtime environment across mobile phones, desktops and other consumer electronic devices. The initiative addresses the challenges of Web browsing and standalone applications on a broad range of devices, and removes the barriers to publishing content and applications seamlessly across screens. For more information about the Open Screen Project visit www.openscreenproject.org.
Adobe Flash Platform
The Adobe Flash Platform is the leading Web design and development platform for creating expressive applications, content, and video that run consistently across operating systems and devices and reach over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops. Flash Player 10 was installed on more than 93 percent of computers in just the first ten months since its release. According to comScore Media Metrix, approximately 75 percent of online videos viewed worldwide are delivered using Adobe Flash technology, making it the No. 1 format for video on the Web. Major broadcasters and media companies including Disney.com, MLB.com and DIRECTV rely on the Adobe Flash Platform for delivering video on the Web and the platform powers social network sites such as YouTube and MySpace. For more information about the Adobe Flash Platform visit www.adobe.com/flashplatform.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com
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