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Does Google + Adobe = Trouble for iPhone Sales?

May 4, 2010 by Glenn Boothe 1 Comments

Steve Jobs recently posted an essay on apple.com stating that Apple will not be including Flash on any of its devices and listed a bunch of reason why. You can read more on this here - http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2010/04/26/daily77.html?ana=e_pft 

Some of Steve's comments seem totally ridiculous to me - Flash was created during the Windows era? All the Flash guys I know are Mac guys - what is he talking about? Flash was made for use with Mice? How is touching a spot on a touchscreen different that pressing a button on a mouse? He might be a genius and all that but I think he is a little nuts (hey...maybe the two go hand in hand?). We all know that the Mac crowd has plenty of haters and Steve is apparently leading the group.

The other interesting item in this Biz Journals article is the quote by Adobe Project Manager for Flash, Mike Chambers - ""Fortunately, the iPhone isn’t the only game in town, Personally, I am going to shift all of my mobile focus from iPhone to (Google Inc.'s) Android based devices."

So the question I have is this - should Jobs treat Adobe this way and create an enemy in the mobile communication market? Google wants to dominate the wireless market (I mean dominate is what they do right?) and we all know that Google has a track record of dominating markets that no one thought possible if they put their mind to it. If Adobe focuses on the Google Android market do they help Google take market share? Only time will tell but my guess is that it will accelerate the growth of the Android market.

What do you think? 

Comments (1) -

Justin Parrish
United States Justin Parrish said:

I'd have to say that I would go for the Android if I had to choose between the two, especially now that I am a Microsoft/Windows guy Smile