LifeVibes MusicFX Control Panel Turns on the Audio Effects for Android

NXP Software's new Control Panel Application Brings Audio Effects to Android Users, Device Makers and Application Developers

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -  NXP Software has launched its LifeVibes MusicFX control panel for the Android platform. This new app opens up exciting possibilities for consumers, device makers and application developers, allowing all of them to benefit instantly from the audio effects incorporated in the latest Android release (version 2.3.3, known as Gingerbread).

The latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread) features a new audio effects framework with a number of built-in enhancements such as bass boost, equalization and stereo widening for headphones. These were developed jointly by NXP Software and Google(TM) through the Open Handset Alliance. The LifeVibes MusicFX control panel is a natural extension of the standard Android music player, expanding its capabilities by providing instant access to the built-in effects. For example, end-users can use it to access and adjust these audio enhancements to their personal preferences.

Benefits for device makers and application developers

For device makers, the MusicFX control panel provides a standardized way to expose and control their LifeVibes SoundExperience enriched audio effects. LifeVibes SoundExperience is the plug-and-play upgrade of the standard Android audio effects. Designed for device makers, it provides optimal performance, high quality and a richer set of enhancements. Device makers can also adapt the LifeVibes MusicFX control panel to create their own branded panel.

For application developers, the MusicFX control panel offers an easy way to access the audio effects in Android version 2.3 without having to create their own control panel. They can use the Android standardized "intents" mechanism to enable and control audio effects from any media application. The panel already supports the richer set of effects offered by the device makers.

Contributor to Android audio effects

"NXP Software has proven experience in enabling high-quality audio experiences on mobile devices. Today, we are showing the world how to turn on the audio effects for Android 2.3 devices," says Peter Van de Berg, Marketing Director, NXP Software. "Our LifeVibes MusicFX control panel in Android Market(TM) reflects our commitment to engage the entire Android ecosystem - from consumers to application developers and device makers."

Pricing and availability

LifeVibes MusicFX is available as a free download from Android Market(TM) for all Android version 2.3 and newer devices.

Please visit http://www.lifevibesfx.com for app details and download link to the Android Market(TM).

Android, Google(TM) and Android Market(TM) are trademarks of Google, Inc.

About NXP Software

NXP Software is a world-wide leading software vendor for mobile multimedia. It specializes in innovative multimedia solutions and applications to help mobile device manufacturers and service providers deliver unique multimedia experiences.

End-user insights drive their designs, resulting differentiating end-user experiences while their unmatched audio and video expertise ensures better performance and truly customizable solutions.

NXP Software has established strong partnerships with key vendors to ensure optimum flexibility, ease-of-integration and interoperability between hardware and software platforms. Its LifeVibes software is used in over 850 million mobile devices, making the company the market leader in software solutions and applications for mobile multimedia. LifeVibes is a trademark of NXP Software.

Website: http://www.software.nxp.com

SOURCE NXP Software

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NXP Software B.V., Email : info.software@nxp.com

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