Adobe: Flash for Android to arrive in June

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Kevin Lynch has confirmed that Adobe will launch its Flash Player (10.1) for Android smartphones in June.

"From that point on, an ever increasing number and variety of powerful, Flash-enabled devices will be arriving which we hope will provide a great landscape of choice," the CTO wrote in an official blog post.

Adobe: Flash for Android to arrive in June"We are working to bring Flash Player and AIR to all the other major participants [excluding Apple] in the mobile ecosystem, including Google, RIM, Palm (soon to be HP), Microsoft, Nokia and others."

Lynch also took a swipe at Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who recently dubbed Flash an archaic and "unnecessary" platform that was utterly unfit for a new mobile age.

"The primary issue at hand is that Apple is choosing to block Adobe's widely used runtimes as well as a variety of technologies from other providers," explained Lynch.

"Clearly, a lot of people are passionate about both Apple and Adobe and our technologies. We feel confident that were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch."