SOURCE: BSQUARE Corporation
May 06, 2009 10:00 ET
Bsquare to Port Adobe Flash Lite on New Google Android Netbook for Dell
Leverages Bsquare's Android Competency to Improve the Adobe® Flash® Lite Experience on Dell's Mini Inspiron 910
BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), the
leading software solutions provider to the global embedded device
community, today announced it is porting Adobe's Flash Lite 3.17 technology
onto Dell Netbooks running Google's Android platform.
Adobe is a leader in rich internet and user interface technology for mobile
devices. Flash technology ships on over 800 million devices worldwide with
more than one million designers and developers using Adobe Flash to build
video and rich media applications.
Netbook and Nettop computers offer the functionality and efficiency of
traditional laptops, but with lighter weight and better portability.
Research firm Gartner estimates that worldwide shipments of netbooks will
increase by 50 percent to 7.8 million units in 2009, while overall computer
sales are expected to decline. Industry analysts also predict that Android
will gain traction on smart devices, such as the ultra-portable Dell Mini
Inspiron 910, which are used in a range of industries.
"Integrating Adobe Flash technology with the functionality of Google's
Android platform on the full range of Netbook devices will allow our OEM
customers to meet the high expectations their customers have of this new
industry segment," said Bsquare's CEO Brian Crowley. "As the Netbook and
Nettop market segments expand, our Adobe Flash Lite port to Android is just
one of the software products we will offer our OEM and ODM customers."
In the last 12 months since its acquisition of NEC America's Adobe Flash
Technology Consulting and Distribution business, Bsquare has worked on over
40 different customer devices including handsets, set top boxes, digital
signage, consumer devices and netbooks. Bsquare has built an Android
competency in its professional engineering services group through customer
engagements and by hiring top talent in the field.
Bsquare is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing
engineering services and production-ready software products for the smart
device market. Since 1994, Bsquare has provided device manufacturers with
software solutions for personal navigation devices, point-of-sale
terminals, handheld data terminals, smart phones and many other device
categories allowing them to get to market more quickly and cost
effectively. Bsquare acquired the TestQuest testing automation tools in
November 2008. The combination of TestQuest's testing automation products
and Bsquare's industry leading software and hardware products and services
offer the best of class device development solutions to the embedded and
mobile device development community. Now device developers building
consumer mobile or vertically targeted embedded devices can rely on the
highest quality development expertise from Bsquare, plus the most feature
rich testing automation tools from TestQuest, to accelerate their devices
to market while minimizing development costs and errors. For more
information, visit www.bsquare.com.