"Movial has a long history of working with Nokia on Maemo, the
community project creating software for Nokia's Linuxbased N8x0
tablet devices. And sure enough, the Octopus source code includes
some files specific to Nokia's N8x0 devices. The release today of
Octopus may be timed to coincide with the approaching debut of
Maemo 5, which softly launched in a pre-alpha release last
"The Octopus client API is currently based on D-Bus, but a 2009
release will add an OpenMAX AL (application layer) API, says the
company. OpenMAX AL appears to be aimed at providing a standard way
for media apps to exploit the media acceleration hardware
increasingly built into system-on-chip (SoC) processors for the
device market (more OpenMAX details below)."
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