Adobe Flash to avoid Windows Mobile 6.5

Don’t you find it interesting that, whenever news breaks of Adobe not featuring its Flash utility on a particular mobile platform, it triggers headline news?


Doesn’t this say something about the relative importance of a bit of simple bit of web code that handles animation and allows interaction? We’ve already seen the headlines surrounding the lack of Flash on the iPhone and now the same consternation is being felt over news that Adobe will not be feature Flash on any phone supporting Windows Mobile 6.5


According to the company and as reported by the Pocknow website, Adobe sated that, “…we have made the tough decision to defer support for (Windows Mobile) until WinMo7. This is due to the fact that WinMo6.5 does not support some of the critical APIs that we need.”

This basic problem with Windows Mobile 6.5 has added to the generational gap between it and the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 Series (WinMo7) OS, leading to some companies deciding that it will skip Windows Mobile 6.5 altogether and move upwards to WinMo7. HTC, for example, is reported to be upgrading the HD2 to the WinMo7 standard.

Click to read the Pocketnow story



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