Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Apple vs. Adobe

Great writeup about Steve Jobs' explanation of why he doesn't like Adobe's Flash over at TidBITS.

One point I found surprising, since no one else I have seen mentioned it, is how there is no Flash for any other mobile phone platform. Wow.
Despite the focus on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Flash isn't widely available on any other mobile platform. Nokia includes Flash 9.4 on its N900, which is not a phone, but no Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, webOS, or Symbian phone handles Flash content. (There is a Flash Light player that works on many basic phones, but which requires Flash content that has been designed and optimized for Flash Light. The Flash Light site appears to be have been last updated in 2008.)
Annoying how people object to the lack of Flash on the iPhone and iPad but neglect to mention that.