Opera Software's Opera Devices SDK 2.8 Supports HTML5 Video

  • Posted on: 10 September 2010
  • By: chw staff

operaOpera Software has release version 2.8 of its Opera Device SDK Software Development Kit that integrates support for HTML 5 video and features Opera’s newest and fastest JavaScript engine - Carakan. The new release will allow device manufactures to embed a web browser into their devices and even add extra features and functionalities developed on top of the browser with the SDK.

The updated SDK includes the same rendering engine (Opera Presto 2.6), found in Opera 10.62, with additional features such as:
•    Four times the JavaScript execution speed with the new Carakan JavaScript engine
•    Integration with Opera’s new Content Development Kit
•    Improved support for HbbTV and application delivery over broadcast streams
•    A new API to integrate native, hardware-accelerated video codecs, offering a substantial improvement in time-to-market

“Today, manufacturers are creating a new generation of connected devices,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “Rather than the traditional ‘lean-back’ model of TV interaction, today’s ‘lean-forward’ devices engage the consumer with interactive content and downloadable widgets and applications.