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Adobe says 53% of all smartphones to be shipped in 2012 will support Flash

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Adobe says 53% of all smartphones to be shipped in 2012 will support Flash
If you believe Steve Jobs, Adobe Flash is the root of all evil, the cause of global warming and the reason for the traffic jam on the Interstate highway this morning. It also, according to the Apple CEO, is on its way out-soon to be replaced with HTML5. However, Adobe's director of technical marketing, Anup Murarka, begs to differ with Mr. Jobs and says that 53% of all smartphones to be shipped in 2012 will support Flash. To put this in perspective, this year 200 million smartphones are expected to ship, and 10% will support Flash. In 2012, 300 million smartphones are expected to ship with more than half able to run Adobe's software. Now that would be a nice large number of handsets supporting something that is supposed to be dying. According to Murarka, consumers will be able to get Flash-supported phones on some Android, Symbian, webOS, BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 7 powered devices. The Adobe executive says, "Maybe we don’t get to the iPhone or iPad. If anything, we’re seeing continued growth in the install base and the usage of Flash and we see that continuing to grow." With Apple expected to push hard for HTML5, Adobe is going to need to make use of every second of the head start that they now have.

source: AllThingsDigital

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Ok, so crApple was lying. Anything NEW to report?

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 19:22

7. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


So the other 47% will be the iPhone???

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 14:19

2. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


they also said that flash will be on the palm pre first half of 2010. first half is practically over... still no flash.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 17:27

5. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


By the end of June is the end of first half, so they still get about 2 - 3 weeks.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 14:35

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i have flash 10.1 and froyo 2.2 on my droid.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 16:30

4. tuminatr (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


maybe not they just want 47% of the market oh and I have flash on my motorola droid and my Touch pro 2 (through skyfire)

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 21:27

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


well skyfire doesn't count as true flash. i had skyfire on my droid, it was too glitchy.

posted on 10 Jun 2010, 17:46

6. dynasty30233 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 May 2010)


I would just like to know why I have no sound on my youtube videos on my desktop....lol. I have tried everything I can think of..

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 10:16

9. hallfrankg (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Nov 2009)


VZWfanman is so special. I want to touch him

posted on 11 Jun 2010, 14:10

10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


The real question is will any websites support flash. By 2012, I imagine most websites will forgo playing Adobe and just use HTML5.

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