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Some clarity on Internet content compatibility with ARM processors

Some have claimed that the Internet is fully compatible with only one particular processor architecture. This is clearly not the case. A recent video from Adobe shows a demonstration of two smartphones based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ chipset. The devices use different mobile browsers and operating systems yet both seamlessly play full FLASH® 10.1 content. The ability to play FLASH-based video and game content is also proven with smartbooks*. At CES, Lenovo demonstrated FLASH 10.1 support with its first smartbook, the “Skylight,” by playing YouTube videos on its 10” color screen.

Through Open Screen Project, an increasing number of OEMs are designing devices with full FLASH capability using ARM based processors. Devices in multiple form factors now offer a web experience on- the-go without sacrificing performance and battery life.

Our survey of selective iconic devices concludes that Internet compatibility, especially the ability to play FLASH 10.1 content, is not exclusive to X86 architecture. From CES to MWC, OEMs have announced new devices with full FLASH capability to be available in 2010. Consumers are benefiting from these designs and innovations, and they will soon have many choices of 3G connected devices that effectively and efficiently run FLASH 10.1 Internet content.

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