9/26/2002 - Sun Microsystems announced that the JavaTM platform is adding new technologies that support enhanced messaging, graphics, video, audio and security features for mobile devices. These new technologies will bring increased functionality, more robust applications and a better user experience to future generations of cell phones, digital assistants and other mobile devices.
Nineteen of the world's top handset manufacturers today offer eighty different Java technology powered phones, and the new technologies will extend the Java platform's lead as a technology of choice for cell phones and mobile devices.
"Java technology continues to be the leading platform for advanced mobile devices," said Alan Brenner, vice president, Consumer and Mobile Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "Updating MIDP and adding new media and messaging capabilities to J2ME will help to ensure that the Java platform continues to provide the most robust environment for delivering new applications and services to mobile devices."
The new advances in Java technology are contained in three new standards completed by the Java Community Process(sm) for mobile devices using the JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2METM):
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