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Advanced ACCESS Linux Platform™ v3.0 to be Showcased at GSMA Mobile World Congress

  • Advanced UI capabilities deliver best-in-class elements crucial for today’s mobile device vendors and carriers
  • ACCESS reinforces commitment to LiMo Foundation with LiMo compliance and contributions to LiMo Reference Platform
  • ACCESS Linux Platformv3.0 SDK enables development of native applications for LiMo-compliant devices

GSMA Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, – February 16, 2009 – ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, will showcase ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The next generation of the company’s flagship mobile Linux platform features advanced UI capabilities and LiMo compliance. Available soon, ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 delivers best-in-class elements crucial for today’s major mobile device vendors and carriers.

Advanced UI
ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 features an advanced UI engine and middleware that enable licensees to create state-of-the-art user experiences with Hollywood-style graphics and transition effects with added support for 2.5 and 3D graphics environments. Enhanced flexibility allows different applications, from different environments, to co-exist and be concurrently executed. Content–such as contacts, appointments, videos or photos–can be rendered anywhere, not just within one application.

ACCESS will be demonstrating ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 running on Texas Instruments Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform in both the ACCESS and Texas Instruments booths during Mobile World Congress as well as at the LiMo Foundation booth.

“The flexibility of the ACCESS Linux Platform complements our OMAP34x product family,” said Akshay Agarwal, worldwide ecosystem partner manager at Texas Instruments. “The ACCESS Linux Platform is a complete framework with a UI that can be easily customized to support a wide range of devices from smart phones to Mobile Internet Devices. The power of the OMAP 3 processor combined with the ACCESS Linux Platform allows handset manufacturers to get to market quickly with handsets that have a unique look and feel.”

LiMo Compliance
ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 delivers on ACCESS’ commitment to provide LiMo compliance to help OEMs/ODMs, operators and application developers reduce development requirements and time-to-market for LiMo devices. Furthering its support for the LiMo Foundation and the advancements of mobile Linux innovation, ACCESS has also contributed components to the LiMo Reference Platforms that will further ease the deployment of sophisticated and differentiated LiMo devices. ACCESS’ Strategic Contributing Offer (SCO) is a subset of ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0.

“We are pleased to count ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 as one of the LiMo Compliant products showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congress,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation. “ACCESS’ contributions to the LiMo Platform and the introduction of their LiMo Reference Implementation are greatly appreciated and will accelerate the availability of LiMo further compliant devices.”

SDK Leverages Advanced Capabilities
The ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 SDK enables the development of native applications for LiMo-compliant devices. By wielding the full power of the Eclipse IDE software development platform, the ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 SDK runs in the ACCESS Linux Platform Simulator. Also available on the ACCESS Developer Network (ADN) website at, the SDK allows users to create user interfaces with GUI builder tools.

“ACCESS continues to deliver on its promise to provide a broad range of solutions that are right for today’s fast-paced market. We remain committed to setting the standard for mobile Linux devices, and ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 is the next step in our technology evolution,” said Tomihisa Kamada, Co-CEO and president of ACCESS. “The flexibility, modularity and openness of Linux make it ideal for mobile operators to deliver customized services — and our ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 and ACCESS Linux Platform mini products make this customization easy to develop and market to consumers.”

To see ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 and its advanced UI capabilities, please visit the ACCESS Mobile World Congress Booth located in the Courtyard Area CY10, Fira de Barcelona. The ACCESS Linux Platform mini, a mobile Linux platform targeted at price-sensitive and emerging markets, will also be demonstrated. Additional ACCESS products showcased will include NetFront Widgets, NetFront Browser, NetFront Media Player and NetFront Living Connect. ACCESS will also showcase ACCESS Linux Platform v3.0 on the LiMo stand at Mobile World Congress, located at Stand 8B135 in Hall 8, and the Texas Instruments stand located at #8A84 in Hall 8.

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, and other networked devices. ACCESS’ product portfolio, including its NetFront Browser, Garnet OS and ACCESS Linux Platform, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates within Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mother’s Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit

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