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

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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10 Comments

1. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

7. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

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

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have flash 10.1 and froyo 2.2 on my droid.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1122; Member since: Feb 23, 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)

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

6. dynasty30233

Posts: 2; Member since: May 14, 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..

9. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

VZWfanman is so special. I want to touch him

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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