With every new handset eventually there will be questions about streaming content from a source other than what is provided. One question I always manage to come across on forums is, “Can we use Orb on this phone?” The short answer is yes.
Over at Orb forums this question was brought up, and coincidentally a member of the Orb team made a comment on the situation. The users asked if there was ever going to be an Android Orb application in the Android Market, the answer being yes, there will be a way to use Orb services on Android-powered handsets this week. He even went on to say that there would eventually be a native application that will improve the use of Orb on Android. There has been no official press release about any of this so we do not know of any release date yet.
For those of you who do not yet know what Orb is, Orb has developed an award winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in already available technology (hi-speed broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and sophisticated portable devices) to provide a brand new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire. In short, Orb provides the ability to "MyCast". MyCasting gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. MyCasting is media anywhere.
Orb is based on an elegant, robust and scalable architecture and is the first of its kind to allow consumers mobile access to all of their digital media. Orb's software architecture leverages the best features of today's popular standards while abiding by current digital rights management solutions. The Orb embedded Solution is a set of software platform capabilities which the consumer electronics device manufacturer can port and integrate in its devices to differentiate its connected product lines, and build media and services management applications, rapidly, efficiently.