PacketVideo Maintains Commitment to Open Source with Launch of OpenCORE™ 2.0 for Android Platform
Newest Version of Android Multimedia Sub-System Provides Video Telephony, OpenMAX Encoding Support and More Following PV Upgrade
BARCELONA, Spain & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its commitment to supporting open source architecture that accelerates the introduction of new mobile concepts and approaches, PacketVideo (PV) today announced the release of OpenCORE™ 2.0, the first upgrade to its OpenCORE multimedia sub-system for Android. OpenCORE provides the essential media features for device development and enables playing and streaming of standard formats, recording of images and video, and more. OpenCORE 2.0 expands upon PV’s initial offering, including the release of a video telephony engine, OpenMAX encoding support and easier integration of OpenMAX cores.
“Android represents a big leap forward towards a rich media world, where access to desired applications and services is much more intuitive and far more enjoyable. PV will continue to make a significant investment into open platforms for the benefit of the industry, and for virtually anyone to innovate with.”
“The real pivot in the industry that accelerated with the introduction of Android is the move toward openness – in networks, in platforms and in services,” said Osama Alshaykh, chief technology officer, PV. “Android represents a big leap forward towards a rich media world, where access to desired applications and services is much more intuitive and far more enjoyable. PV will continue to make a significant investment into open platforms for the benefit of the industry, and for virtually anyone to innovate with.”
The new video telephony feature incorporates a two-way engine for circuit switched video telephony, enabling video telephony applications based on the 3G-324M protocol. OpenCORE 2.0 also introduces support for encoders using the industry-supported OpenMAX IL API, which enhances the ability to take advantage of available multimedia hardware acceleration to achieve the best possible performance.
Typical integration with OpenMAX IL core involves an entire set of audio and video codes. Now, with OpenCORE 2.0, the process is simplified and multiple OpenMAX cores can more easily coexist and function within the multimedia framework, making it easier and faster to add support for new devices and chipsets while extending the reach of Android.
Additionally, OpenCORE 2.0 will include enhancements such as wider support of runtime-loadable components, which makes it easier to add new capabilities through stand-alone plugins. It will also include an improved media clock implementation to simplify the A/V synchronization and other timer-based logic, incorporation of improvements from interoperability testing, and performance and security improvements.
PV is a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 47 technology and mobile companies who have come together to accelerate mobile innovation and offer a less expensive and better mobile experience. PV delivered a portion of its CORE™ software to the Android mobile platform. CORE is the industry-leading multimedia application framework that powers more than 260 million devices worldwide for tier one mobile operators.
About PacketVideo (PV): PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ:WAVE), is the software innovator powering the world’s leading mobile multimedia services. With more than 320 different devices supported and 260+ million PV multimedia clients deployed around the world, PV has the deepest, broadest and most respected multimedia software expertise in the industry. Founded in 1998, PV is headquartered in San Diego, California with regional offices in the U.S., Japan, Europe and India.
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