Adobe stops investment to iPhone OS, Apple Jibe
As we reported earlier, Adobe Software is abandoning the development of iPhone applications for the iPhone operating system although will continue to ship their packager for iPhone as part of Flash CS5, but after that they are giving up on the iPhone OS.
You can’t really blame them considering the stance Apple has taken over Flash on the iPhone and especially Apple chief Steve Jobs, and now Apple changing their iPhone Developer Program Licence Agreement terms is probably the last straw.
However; according to an article over on engadget by way of Mike Chambers, Adobe’s principal product manager says Android looks to be doing reasonable well and thus Adobe will shift their attention to the Android platform along with other mobile platforms.
Chambers says fortunately the Apple iPhone isn’t the only game in town, especially with the success of the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One, and Adobe is working closely with Google to bring Adobe Flash 10.1 and Adobe Air 2.0 to both devices and other planned Android handset this year. Although recently Adobe’s CEO confirmed that Flash 10.1 was delayed coming to BlackBerry and webOS.