After the “open letter” Steve Jobs released this morning basically saying Flash will be allowed on the iPad and iPhone just as soon as hell freezes over. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch responded with his very own “open letter,” a blog post titled Moving Forward, outright saying “We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June.” Among many other things implying that Apple is not only blocking their code, but many others related to the legal conditions mandated on application developers.
When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was “why isn’t there Flash support?” In like manner, you’ll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn’t going to change their position any time soon.
If Apple’s actions didn’t speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple’s history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.
While the boys and girls in Cupertino aren’t quite as interested in Flash, the Google peeps are coming forward with a little more love on the Android front. More specifically, Gogole Android 2.2 will come with official support for Flash 10.1.
This is according to a New York Times interview with Gogole Android project lead Andy Rubin. The next major Android release, version 2.2, will have support for Flash 10.1, but the wording in the interview isn’t clear as to how this will happen.
With about two weeks before the Apple iPad is in our hands, one feels like a Nasa scientist waiting for the Apollo rocket to take off. It’s a nail biting and nervous moment for everyone at Apple, waiting for the iPad to either soar into the stratosphere or crash and burn.
If you’ve been following our series of features on the iPad (If you haven’t then you should catch up) you would know that the iPad has been under a host of controversy and bad press from rivals and application developers alike.
Whereas the iPad is cleverly being marketed as a unique device superior in software and hardware when compared to rival products.