There's no doubt that the instant internet revolution is here. A couple weeks ago we announced that we are now working with both Acer and Sony. Add that to HP, Asus, LG and Lenovo. We're on a roll and millions of people are booting up to Splashtop every day. We get lots of feedback about Splashtop - most of it is very complimentary and often we get suggestions how to make it better.
It's hard to keep up with all the great new devices out there by OEMs who are doing truly innovative things to make the consumer experience better and better. Every day I drool at all the shiny new devices featured on my favorite gadget blogs. It's nice to see Splashtop showing up on more and more of them. We're excited to announce a couple of new OEMs using Splashtop to bring instant internet to millions more consumers out there. This week we get to debut two! One by Acer and another by Sony.
The AspireRevo by Acer
Yesterday Intel announced that they were buying Wind River, a big name in the embedded OS market whose software shipped on everything from cars to the Mars Rover. Trying to sort out what the acquisition means, I asked a few questions to our CEO, Mark Lee. Before starting OSA (acquired by Avocent) and DeviceVM, Mark had spent 8 years at Intel - so he would know.
Great news for developers interested in Splashtop. I just got out of a very cool (albeit technical) meeting where I was told that a code release on our website is imminent. This is exciting for anyone who is interested in using the Splashtop code for any purpose. However, I was told to caution anyone downloading this code that it is an initial release. A more complete SDK will follow it soon whereby developers can really play with the Splashtop environment. This will be very exciting for Splashtop! More soon...
This morning, still wired from our exciting week, I was checking Google Alerts on Splashtop. There were a lot of links to blog posts where authors tried to position Splashtop in different ways. There were even more comments where readers speculated how Splashtop could become an OS. After all, Splashtop is based, in part, on Linux and there are lots of programs that run in the Linux environment. Naturally, readers have been requesting programs like OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Evolution, and Pidgin.