“Adobe Systems Inc. says it will license its video-enabling Flash software for free for mobile devices to help developers make mobile Internet experiences more closely resemble the experience on computers,’ Amanda Fehd reports for The Associated Press.
MacDailyNews Take: Phew. More than a whiff of desperation just wafted out of San Jose.
Fehd continues, “The world’s fifth-largest software maker is launching what it calls the Open Screen Project with support from phone makers Motorola Inc., Nokia Corp., Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba Corp., from chip makers Intel and Qualcomm, and from content providers including NBC Universal, MTV Networks and the BBC, among other companies.”
MacDailyNews Take: All the usual suspects.
Fehd continues, “Notably missing from the list of industry supporters for Adobe’s project is Apple Inc. The iPhone maker does not use Flash on its smart phones, and Chief Executive Steve Jobs has publicly criticized Flash for being too slow. Adobe says it’s working on a version of Flash for the iPhone — now that Apple has released the information needed to custom fit the software to Apple’s operating system.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jim – TIV” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Finally, Flash Lite is priced what it’s worth.