Google joins Adobe's Open Screen Project
Search engine giant Google has officially joined Adobe's Open Screen Project. Originally launched last year, the Open Screen Project (OSP) is aimed at establishing Adobe Flash as the standard runtime platform for animated content on a wide variety of devices. Adobe are collaborating on the project with a number of equipment manufacturers as well as telecommunications and television firms. Current partners include, for example, Intel, ARM, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, NBC, MTV and the BBC.
In a blog post on the Official Google Blog, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering Bill Coughran said that "We've always believed that open platforms lead to greater innovation on the web and we see participating in the Open Screen Project as another step in that direction". Google has been working closely with Adobe for many years as several of their projects, such as YouTube, Android, Google Site Search, Google Chrome and even Google web search, require tight integration with various Adobe technologies.