Adobe and Google, sitting in a tree.. Since Apple’s CEO publicly and thoughtfully destroyed Flash’s chances of ever making it to the iPhone or iPad, Adobe has been looking for a kindred spirit who will champion the need for Flash on a mobile device.
A while back we saw a demonstration of Adobe’s 10.1 Flash mobile player running on a Nexus One, but today the plot thickens considerably.
Most people now understand that the barriers to Flash on smartphones are at least genuine, legitimate concerns, but what about a tablet device?
Who else but Google could Adobe turn to? If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then Adobe and Google are the perfect couple. Apple is suing Android-friendly handset manufacturer HTC, and Adobe is looking for someone, anyone who will help throw Flash a lifeline.
The only real news here is that there will be a number of tablet devices released this year running Android, but that was pretty obvious. As always, the big questions are, in order of importance, performance, battery life and usability.
The video above doesn’t really answer any of these questions, but one thing is certain: A device running Adobe Flash that doesn’t outperform on all three points will be the final nail in Flash’s coffin.
Source: Wired Gadget Lab