PacketVideo, who like to be referred to as PV, recently updated their multimedia sub-system for Android. For those not in the loop, PV is a multimedia software company founded in 1998 and carry with them a broad range of expertise. They are also one of the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). In a rather technical press release, it eventually becomes clear that their latest software release is entitled OpenCORE 2.0, and the main benefit afforded by this latest release is the inclusion of a video telephony engine.
The new video telephony feature incorporates a two-way engine for circuit switched video telephony, enabling video telephony applications based on the 3G-324M protocol. Furthermore, OpenCORE 2.0 also enhances the ability to take advantage of available multimedia hardware acceleration to achieve the best possible performance.
“The real pivot in the industry that accelerated with the introduction of Android is the move toward openness – in networks, in platforms and in services,” said Osama Alshaykh, chief technology officer, PV. “Android represents a big leap forward towards a rich media world, where access to desired applications and services is much more intuitive and far more enjoyable. PV will continue to make a significant investment into open platforms for the benefit of the industry, and for virtually anyone to innovate with.”