Austin, Texas - Marvell introduced
Monday its Kinoma Play app suite for Android-powered phones.
The preview release, which is available as a free download in the
Android Market, includes a suite of 50 apps enabling digital media, social
networking, location and search.
"Marvell is investing in
our Kinoma software platform because we understand the importance of great
software to the success of our customers. Our vision of the Connected Lifestyle
guides our product development. Kinoma Play truly shows the power of that
Connected Lifestyle," said Weili Dai, Marvell co-founder. "I believe our
customers can now build on Kinoma to bring increased value to their own
products. Android is just the first stop. We're working to bring Kinoma to
additional Marvell-powered devices."
Kinoma Play combines information and features from across Kinoma
apps into dashboards to simplify and speed tasks. Five dashboards are included:
â€¢ Play shows information from every Kinoma app with news --
social networks, recent photos, stocks, weather, upcoming calendar events and
Kinoma app updates;
â€¢ Search uncovers results from across every Kinoma app that
â€¢ Places is a guide to what's nearby, combining information from
foursquare, Yelp, YouTube, Wikipedia, and HearPlanet;
â€¢ Music delivers photos, biographies, and videos of the music artist
being listening to; and
â€¢ Send is a hub for sharing and organizing media, showing videos
on a television, tweeting about a song, uploading a picture to Flickr, downloading
a podcast, or adding to a playlist.
The Media Connect app shares media with other devices on the same
network, even other phones. It supports the popular DLNA standard built into
many televisions, computers and game consoles, including Xbox 360 and PlayStation3.
Media Connect allows users to easily show pictures, music and video from a
phone on DLNA-compatible televisions; play content from media servers on your
phone; and share content with neighboring devices by turning the phone into a
Kinoma Play is an open environment, enabling developers to develop
extensions onto Kinoma Play, from simply plugging into dashboards to creating
Kinoma Create is the environment for Kinoma development on Mac
and Windows. Built on the popular Eclipse IDE, developers can easily edit,
debug, and profile their apps in Kinoma Create's unified environment, and test
on both the built-in Kinoma Simulator and Android phones over Wi-Fi.
Kinoma apps are written in Kinoma Play Script (KPS) which uses
developers. The optimized KPS runtime delivers high performance, media rich,
portable, integrated experiences. The biggest innovation in KPS is how it
inverts the traditional event driven programming model.
"Today's preview of Kinoma
Play and Kinoma Create is just the beginning," said Peter Hoddie, Marvell
Kinoma Platform VP. "We have big plans for the rest of the year. Our work on a
fully hardware accelerated rendering pipeline using OpenGL is delivering
beautiful results on tablets. We're making great progress on Kinoma for iOS,
which will allow us to deliver the same Kinoma apps on both Android and iOS.
And we'll share a significant portion of our app suite under an open source
license for developers to learn from and build on."
Kinoma is compatible with any Android phone running Android 2.1