MANHASSET, N.Y. Korea-based LG Electronics has completed development of a handset that uses SavaJe Technologies’ Java OS, and expects to begin mass producing the handset next year.
SavaJe OS is an advanced open operating system for handsets, based on Sun Microsystems’ Java technology. All handset applications, including the handset UI itself, are written in Java.
The Java configuration enables LG Electronics to easily offer operator customizations, while using a common software platform. Using deep theming functionality, SavaJe OS can implement operator-specified applications and menus, as well as color schemes, sounds, background images and icons that affect both built-in and downloaded applications.
The operating system implements open Java standards developed by the Java Community Process (JCP). The OS includes core support for both the Java ME Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and the CDC environment, using a single optimized Java Virtual Machine.
In addition, SavaJe OS opens wireless development to desktop developers for the first time on mobile devices, with support for Sun’s Swing-based advanced graphics API. Additional Java APIs are provided for multimedia, messaging, telephony, IM/chat, networking, file system, and PIM access.
The LG Electronics handset features a slide design with 176 x 220 pixel color TFT display, 1.3 megalpixel camera, Bluetooth, and an SD Card memory card for storage of up to 1GB of applications, music, video and pictures. The handset plays MP3, AAC and AAC+ music formats as well as H.263 and MPEG4 videos.