Google joins Adobe's Open Screen Project

Google has joined Adobe's Open Screen Project aimed at creating a consistent video runtime environment across all devices using the Flash Platform.

Google has joined Adobe's Open Screen Project aimed at creating a consistent video runtime environment across all devices using the Flash Platform.

The search firm joins nearly 50 technology companies working together to remove the barriers to publishing web content and applications across mobile phones, desktops and other devices.

"We have 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," said Bill Coughran, senior vice-president of engineering at Google in a blog post.

"We are excited to continue working with the teams at Adobe on pushing the web forward and to see where the next generation of web development will take us," he said.

Other participants in the project include the BBC, Cisco, Comcast, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, The New York Times, Toshiba and Verizon Wireless.

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