Looks like Adobe is finally getting into our mobile market. As reported by the WSJ, Adobe hopes to have a product out for various mobile operating systems including Android, Palm Pre, and Nokia. Interestingly, and not surprisingly, enough there is no mention of Apple’s iPhone.
The shift comes as smart phones, which are powerful enough to run programs, are proliferating, just as the PC market has weakened. Smart-phone sales jumped 13% to 36 million units in the first quarter , while PC shipments fell 6.5% to 67 million, according to research company Gartner.
Users of these operating systems will no doubt be overjoyed as dreams and prayers of Flash on their mobile devices will hopefully be answered by years end. Without a doubt, this addition will add countless hours of mindless web surfing and additional stress on mobile networks. Good luck, guys.
Still wondering why the iPhone is getting left out in the cold? Rest assured, this isn’t Adobe’s fault!
Meanwhile, longtime ally Apple has balked at putting Flash on its devices. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs last year said Flash is too slow to run on the iPhone for technical reasons and Flash Lite doesn’t run enough programs to be included. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen says customers have been pressing his company to make Flash work on the iPhone.
So keep your ears on the railroad tracks, and your eyes on Phandroid for all the latest updates!