Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen debunked a myth today at D that there’s an ongoing feud between it and Apple over running Flash on iOS.
Still, he didn’t hesitate downplaying Apple’s early lead in the tablet market, saying over the long-term, he is putting his money on Google’s Android, which runs Flash (coincidentally).
“What you saw with smartphones hitting an inflection point with Android, you’ll see it again with tablets,” he said.
He also named both HP and RIM as two companies that will gain traction in the enterprise. Both of those platforms also support Flash.
“There will be another 20 tablets that will come by the end of the year that will push the industry in different directions,” he said.
2:42 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not too sure a bout that. Android manufacturers are currently struggling with their tablets and many of them are curtailing their plans for the rest of the year. Currently, there is no compelling reason for a user to pick an Android tablet over an iPad.
3:14 pm on Jun 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
None, except for flash. No flash is very annoying. Try going car shopping on an Ipad. Complete waste of time.
If (IF!) the android tablets can get their marketplace up to snuff and flash, then they may be able to pull it off over the long term. Apple's got a great marketplace,they have to beat that first.