Sony Ericsson to Release 'Capuchin' SDK in 2008
I've got the scoop on 'Capuchin SDK, y'all!!!
It's a co-production with Adobe too and will be offered on Nokia handsets as well. But forget about it being easy to develop on. It's hardcore J2ME platform required to get anything decent out of it.
It uses the Java rendering classes and if you write it properly runs Flash lite content at better performance than native embedded Flash lite players (i.e. on the Nokia N-Series S60 v3). And native Java 3D is ridiculously quick and by far the best 3D rendering on mobile platforms. Don't forget the Capuchin classes are also ROM-embedded which means they are effectively native.
Forget Android, it won't come anywhere close in terms of penetration . It'll stay a toy for developers. The first phone comes out on T-mobile - let's see how that works (or not).
I'm sure that this will be the daddy of what AM will be working on with SE Global for at least 6 months before it launches in 2008, and they'll probably build demos for Adobe Max and Orange.
I'll ask JPP to preview them at some point in time.
Watch this space. This is HOT HOT HOT!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2005