JavaOne news update 2
Here is the next news update - wrapping up yesterday's news:
- The morning General Session by Sony Ericsson was well attended - Christopher David, Head of Developer and Partner Engagement, truly understands developers and it is clear that Sony Ericsson is ramping up their focus on developers and content creation and distribution.
According to Sony Ericsson they now have over 200 million Java-enabled devices in use, ramping up to an expected 800 million devices in the 3G entry phone space. Furthermore, the company will be launching the ability for developers to submit applications to the PlayNow Arena content shop coming July. Finally, as reported yesterday, Sony Ericsson is a founding member of the JATAF initiative. For more details see the session write-up or video replay.
- The afternoon General Session by Sun was lead by Eric Klein, VP of Java Marketing at Sun. Major news here was the renewed commitment of Sun to open source Java ME and the phoneME and LWUIT projects, the availability of a JavaFX Mobile developer phone (and HTC Touch Diamond) for purchase at JavaOne, as well as the preview of JavaFX TV. And, Mac developers rejoice!, Sun has officially announced they are working on a Mac version of the Java ME development tools. The write-up of the session can be found here, the video replay is here.