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February 14, 2010

Adobe to support flash technologies in LiMo platform

Allows developers and content providers to create applications that can run on LiMo devices

By CBR Staff Writer

Adobe Systems has joined the global consortium of mobile industry leaders LiMo Foundation, to bring the Flash Platform to the LiMo Platform, to enable developers and content providers to create applications that can run on LiMo devices.

As a member of LiMo Foundation, Adobe supports the development of an independent, collaboratively developed handset platform that is driven by some of the major operators and OEMs including LG, NEC, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Vodafone and Verizon Wireless.

In joining LiMo Foundation, Adobe will enable application developers and designers to leverage Adobe Creative Suite and other authoring tools to create applications that will run on diverse handsets powered by LiMo Platform.

Working within LiMo’s open governance constructs, Adobe is expected to collaborate with other LiMo members to augment LiMo Platform with the Flash Player porting API, simplifying the integration of Flash into LiMo devices.

The LiMo Platform supports execution of native applications as well as mobile web applications and widgets. Third party developers will be able to leverage SDKs from LiMo members starting Q2 2010 for creation of native and web applications.

David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of flash platform business at Adobe, said: “Bringing the Flash Platform to LiMo opens up a significant opportunity for Adobe to further its goals of open standards and multi-screen interoperability of rich mobile content.

“Following the goals of the Open Screen Project, the openness of Linux and the Flash Platform represent a common vision to enable consumers to engage with rich Internet experiences seamlessly across any device, anywhere.”

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