Java Media Framework?
So when do Sun intend to deliver a usable and up-to-date Java Media Framework (JMF) for Standard Edition?
The reason Java has been left behind on the desktop and for consumer applications is the terrible support for cross-platform multimedia support.
If they want to promote consumer-friendly Java they need to focus on what is driving consumer applications today: multimedia rich, 2-way audio and video, streaming protocols, support for Linux V4L2 as well as Windows & Mac OS X device support.
I wouldn't describe Java SE as 'consumer-friendly' whilst JMF remains an optional extra (rather than part of the core SE installed in every device), and a patchy and generally poor implementation that can drive developers to other languages and platforms,