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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Update: Adobe Waiting on Apple Agreement for Flash

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Tom Petty was right when he sang: "The waiting is the hardest part."

Kevin Lynch, the chief tech officer at Adobe, told the Wall Street Journal that the company is moving full steam ahead to integrate a trial version of Flash for operating systems made by Palm Inc Google and Nokia (NYSE:NOK)

That's great news for anyone planning to by a Palm Pre or Android, but iPhone owners won't be happy when they read this excerpt from the article:

There is still no timetable for a version of Flash that will run on Apple Inc.'s iPhone or Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry... Adobe has engineering teams dedicated to working on each major smart phone. In the case of the iPhone, the hold up isn't entirely technical. "We need to have Apple's agreement before we can do it," he says. Apple and RIM declined to comment.

By remaining silent, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has effectively turned a deaf ear to its customers' demands, and if you don't believe me, just check out the comments from my first post about Flash for iPhone.

By Matt O'Hern at 11:15 AM | Comments (0)

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