Adobe Has “Moved On” From Flash On iDevices Says Adobe CEO

The Telegraph has published a very interesting interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Most of the interview focused on the Flash on iDevices circus with this comment being made by Narayen:

“They’ve made their choice. We’ve made ours and we’ve moved on.”

I’m guessing that “moving on” has something to do with the fact that Flash was recently released for the Android phone platform. And that won’t be the last mobile platform that you’ll see Flash:

Indeed, Adobe has cemented its role as a partner to other technology groups in recent years, working with 19 of the world’s 20 top mobile phone handset companies, including Motorola, HTC, RIM, Hewlett-Packard WebOS and Google, to bring Flash Player to their mobile devices.

I’m also guessing that Adobe is taking the view that if everybody else has Flash, and if Flash gets widespread acceptance, Apple will have no choice but to let Flash onto their shiny iDevices. A guess backed up by this quote:

Is the door to Apple completely closed, then? “Our doors are open,” says Narayen. “You will have to ask them about their part.”

We’ll see how this plays out, but I suspect things are about to get interesting.

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