Feeds

Intel, Sony to deliver quality video to MS smart phones

Emuzed not bemused

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Intel's "strategic relationship" with Sony's music division has borne fruit, with Microsoft coming out as a beneficiary of the pair's partnership.

The alliance, announced last October, has yielded client and server components of an application that delivers high-quality video on mobile devices designed around Intel's Xscale chip family.

The system, due to go on sale to network operators next quarter, allows Musiczilla and others to sell video clips, songs, ringtones and the like to handset owners. Chipzilla's goal is to sell more processors on the back of it - not only handheld-oriented parts but the Xeons and Itanics that will (it hopes) power all the extra servers required to store and deliver the content, not to mention the machines that will encode and optimise it.

Microsoft wins because the client app only runs on Windows Mobile for Smartphones 2002 and 2003 - and undoubtedly the 2004 release, when it's officially announced.

The code itself was developed by US-based (though its R&D is done in India) mobile media specialist Emuzed, which lists support for other operating systems, including Palm, Symbian (UIQ and Series 60), Linux and Nucleus, on its web site. That at least gives the 'zillas the chance to promote the applications on other, significantly more popular client platforms.

Emuzed systems and codecs support industry standards such as RTP/RTSP, MP3, AAC, JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.263.

Intel yesterday released the developer tools necessary to write client apps that will support its Wireless MMX technology, the Xscale version of the multimedia-oriented instructions the company developer for its Pentium processors. Wireless MMX is set to debut in the next generation of Xscale, 'Bulverde', during the second half of the year.

Intel did not say whether the Emuzed client applications have been optimised for Wireless MMX or require the technology to run. ®

Related Stories

Sony to work with Intel on mobile music tech
Intel adds Wireless MMX support to XScale tools
Intel chief touts mobile 3D chip, ignores next-gen XScale
Intel preps 'Xbox in a phone' XScale chip

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum
Actually it's a nifty trick - at least you'll pay for what you get
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'
Network throws hat into ring with Linux-powered handsets
Fifteen zero days found in hacker router comp romp
Four routers rooted in SOHOpelessly Broken challenge
New Sprint CEO says he will lower axe on staff – but prices come first
'Very disruptive' new rates to be revealed next week
US TV stations bowl sueball directly at FCC's spectrum mega-sale
Broadcasters upset about coverage and cost as they shift up and down the dials
Trans-Pacific: Google spaffs cash on FAST undersea packet-flinging
One of 6 backers for new 60 Tbps cable to hook US to Japan
Tech city types developing 'Google Glass for the blind' app
An app and service where other people 'see' for you
Canadian ISP Shaw falls over with 'routing' sickness
How sure are you of cloud computing now?
UK mobile coverage is BETTER than EVER, networks tell Ofcom
Regulator swallows this line and parrots it back out at us. What are they playing at?
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.