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Google Android, Adobe Team on Flash Support

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his company are clearly no fans of getting behind Adobe Flash on the iPhone or iPad, despite the two technology giants' long history of working together.

The stage is now set for Google, backer of the rival Android mobile OS, to step in. The search leader is eager to lock in Adobe and get its Flash multimedia technology on its growing number of mobile phones -- potentially giving it an edge in appealing to developers and users already familiar with Flash apps.

Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look at what's behind the work between Google and Adobe, and what it means for all three companies.


Apple and Google both fervently believe the future of Web content development lies in the emerging HTML 5 standard, but while Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) sees Adobe's popular Flash software as a dead end and refuses to allow it on the iPhone, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is making it clear that it readily embraces Adobe's software.

"Google is happy to be partnering with Adobe to bring the full Web, great applications, and developer choice to the Android platform. Our engineering teams have been working closely to bring both AIR and Flash Player to Google's mobile operating system and devices," said Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, in a recent blog post at Adobe's site. "The Android platform is enjoying great adoption, and we expect our work with Adobe will help that growth continue."

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Google Backs Adobe Flash Support for Android