A combination communications-802.11b semiconductor will help build a set-top box that creates its own wireless network instead of just connecting to an outside wireless network. Communications chipmaker Conexant Systems announced Tuesday that it is adding Intersil Wi-Fi chips to the semiconductors it builds for high-speed cable or digital subscriber line (DSL) modems. Such an integrated product will help manufacturers to build a set-top box that creates its own wireless network instead of just connecting to an outside wireless network. Normally Wi-Fi networking chips are located in hardware that hangs on a ceiling or wall and provides access within a 300-foot area.
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CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Jon Newth, founder of Kuju, which is now a part of games giant Eidos, said it is the consensus among games developers that Java will be "the next big thing" in mobile phones. "But it clearly has not reached the stage of write once, run anywhere," said Newth. Part of the problem, he added, is that Sun Microsystems, which created Java and controls the language through the Java Community Process, is not in a position to enforce hardware standards with handset makers.
Brian Rodway, managing director of Affinity Studios, which counts among its clients Nokia and Crawfish Interactive, agrees, "If you go to Sun's Web site there are 56 devices that are J2ME compliant," said Rodway, referring to the Micro Edition version of Java that was developed for mobile phones and other low-powered devices, "But there are 24 different screen resolutions, Write once, run anywhere just doesn't olixar carbon fibre apple iphone xs case - black happen." A developer who wants to write a game for every device would have to do 24 versions just for the different screen sizes, he noted, "Then there are different sound capabilities, different color depths and so on, We will never get mass-market economics without standards."..
Even handset manufacturers appreciate the problem. Paul Goode of Motorola, who chairs the Mobile Games Interoperability Forum, said the problem hitting a lot of developers is that they are used to a homogeneous platform with a common set of tools. "In the mobile industry we have managed to take that homogeneity and fragment it across servers, handsets the networks, and the billing. And we now ask developers to write games.". The industry is beginning to realize the extent of the problem. On Nov. 7, the major handset makers will meet to present their roadmaps to each other, said Goode, adding that they hope to get Sun in the same room to lay out the roadmap for J2ME. And later this year a number of industry groups, including the SynML Initiative, WAP Forum and MMS Consortium, are expected to merge with the Open Mobile Alliance, he added.