Pioneer in Mobile Multimedia Software Opens Up Code to Accelerate Mobile
Media Device Development
SAN DIEGO, November 5 /CNW/ - In a giant evolutionary step forward for
the rapid development of mobile media devices, PacketVideo Corporation (PV)
has joined the Open Handset Alliance as a founding member, along with more
than 30 other industry leaders. PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc.
(NASDAQ: WAVE), is an award-winning creator of embedded software solutions that
run the world's leading mobile entertainment services.
PV is responsible for the multimedia sub-system to the Android platform,
providing the essential media features for media device development. This
includes the software code that enables playing and streaming standard
formats, recording of images and video. This open-sourced code is called
OpenCORE(TM) and will be distributed as part of the planned Android software
developer's kit (SDK) offered by the Alliance.
From OpenCORE, Alliance developers will be able to build devices that
support music applications, video creation and playback, podcast services,
real-time streaming and more.
"PV is a company whose legacy is rooted in making the highest quality
entertainment services available to the mobile user," said James C. Brailean,
Ph.D. "We chose to be a part of the Open Handset Alliance to stimulate
development of mobile media devices because entertainment should extend to
where the consumer wants it and increasingly that's outside the home.
"Collaborative development has always been a positive force in the mobile
industry," said Brailean. "PV's collaborative spirit started with our role in
international standards bodies to evolve how media is delivered in the mobile
environment, and continues with the Alliance."
About PV: PV, a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE), is
the software innovator powering the world's leading mobile multimedia
services. With more than 250 different devices supported and 160+ million PV
multimedia clients deployed around the world, PV has the deepest, broadest and
most respected multimedia software expertise in the industry. Founded in 1998,
PV is headquartered in San Diego, California with regional offices in the
U.S., Japan, Europe and India.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains
"forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no
assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual events
or results could differ materially from the events or results predicted or
from any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, PV, and
should not be considered as an indication of future events or results.
Important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ
materially are described in filings of our parent company, NextWave Wireless
Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such
documents are available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. PV and
NextWave Wireless Inc. make no commitment to revise or update any
forward-looking statements in order to reflect changes in events or
circumstances after the date any such statement is made, except as may be
required pursuant to applicable law.
For further information:
For further information: PacketVideo Gretchen Griswold, 858-731-5335