The work of the Open Screen Project will help deliver Adobe Flash Player for smartphones on the new Palm webOS platform. The unique capabilities of the web-centric Palm webOS, combined with Flash Player, will enable webOS device users to beneﬁt from the huge amount of Flash based web content for a richer, more complete Internet experience.
Were excited that our customers will beneﬁt from the creativity and broad range of Flash content and applications created by the millions of designers and developers using Adobes popular tools and technologies, said Pam Deziel, vice president, software product management, Palm, Inc.
As an industry innovator Palm will be an important contributor to the Open Screen Project, said Michele Turner, vice president for Product Marketing, Flash Platform Business Unit at Adobe. Were aiming to bring a rich, Flash technology-enabled browsing experience to Palms impressive web browser.
Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes industry leaders working together to provide a consistent runtime environment and user experience across mobile phones, desktops, and other consumer electronics devices. The initiative addresses the challenges of web browsing on a broad range of devices, and removes the barriers to publishing content and applications seamlessly across screens. For more information, visit www.openscreenproject.org.
Flash Player for smartphones is expected to be available to handset manufacturers at the end of 2009. The Palm webOS platform, designed exclusively for mobile use, introduces Palm Synergy, which brings your information from the many places it resides into one simple, integrated view. webOS also lets you keep multiple applications open and instantly ﬂip from one to another, so you can ﬂow easily between activities without losing your place. Its designed to be so in sync with your needs that it feels like its thinking ahead for you.