Open Screen Project to Accelerate Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR Adoption
Adobe announced that they are collaborating with ST-Ericsson, a mobile platform solution provider and STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor manufacturer, to develop an Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR platform. Adobe is hoping the new platforms will accelerate the use of Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR in smartphones and connected home devices.
By embedding Adobe Flash player and Adobe AIR into the ST-Ericsson chipset manufacturers should find it easier to develop portable consumer products that can support a rich multimedia web browsing experience. The ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset is the first to support Flash player on the smartphone platform. According to Adobe “the Open Screen Project aims to deliver a consistent and widely-adopted runtime environment for both web content and standalone applications across all devices leveraging the Flash Platform”.
STMicroelectronics said they will make Adobe Flash part of its digital home architecture by integrating Flash into its set-top box and digital TV chips. This will enable consumers to view on-demand high-definition video, 3D graphics, browse the full web, and interact with rich applications on their televisions.