Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New mobile application platform to be developed in Japan

It has recently been announced that a consortium of six Japanese mobile companies has been created with the aim of producing its own mobile application platform. This is scheduled for launch towards late 2012.

While this does not sound like exciting news, the partners, NTT DOCOMO, Renesas, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic and Sharp, are promising a very engaging platform which will be omptimsed to support high-quality video and 3D graphics processing. It is also promised to work across devices powered by either the Symbian or Linux OS. Android support is also under consideration. Finally, the platform will be made available outside of Japan too.

This is a very interesting initiative, which, while a long tima away could have a significant impact in the world of mobile app development. I will post more news on this in the coming months.

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