Adobe Responds to Steve Jobs with Endless Flash on Android Videos
By: Hillel Fuld
Wow, this is seriously starting to heat up. At first we thought that Apple just left out the Flash technology maybe because of political considerations or maybe technological ones, but there were rumors circulating that that was just temporary. At some point or another, most of us believed Flash would eventually make an appearance on iPhone OS. That all changed when Jobs wrote his famous blog post calling Adobe Flash a technology of the past and saying that it was tot closed a platform for the iPhone (oh, the irony!).
Adobe, of course responded, but their response was doomed to failure since when Lord Jobs speaks, it seems to generate unprecedented hype. However, Adobe did not give up. They began blasting the interwebs with videos of the competing Google platform running Flash. Some videos are official Adobe releases and some are a little less official, if you catch my drift. The bottom line is, I think the thought of Hulu on a mobile device as beautiful as the Nexus or Incredible is some serious competition to a Jobs blog post in terms of generating buzz.
Adobe seems to have succeeded, since a short Twitter search for the words “Flash Android” produces thousands upon thousands of tweets of the various videos. Last week’s big news was that Android surpassed iPhone in U.S sales for the first time ever. Add Flash to this equation and I think Jobs has a war on his hands. Let’s not forget for one second that Apple is definitely fighting back with the release of the next generation iPhone HD next month, which will surely give Android and its Flash capabilities a run for its money. Whatever the case may be, we are in for some good old fashioned geek entertainment in the coming months.
For now, just sit back and enjoy some nice videos of Flash running on various Android devices including the up and coming Google Tablet already dubbed an “iPad Killer”. Just for the record, I selected only a small number of the many videos on Youtube displaying Flash on Android, if you want to see more, just head over to this link.
Don’t forget to share your opinion in the comments about this never ending and highly entertaining battle between the two big A’s, Adobe and Apple (just in case you did not figure that out).