Adobe Moving on Without Apple

Adobe's chief technology officer said that the firm is moving on without Apple, this was in response to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' clarification, on why his firm says no to let Adobe Systems' Flash Player on his firm's iPhone.

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, on Thursday stated, "We feel confident that were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch”.

Lynch also said that they seek to provide Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public sample at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June.

Earlier Thursday, an atypical open letter from Jobs, which mocked Flash for being proprietary, sapping battery power, not supporting multitouch interfaces, posing security risks, and being unstable, was published by Apple.

It has been said that Flash Player, a programming base, which is omnipresent on private computers, is extensively used for tasks such as online games, photo editors, and video streaming.

The software is said to be intended to function phones using RIM's BlackBerry OS, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, Palm's WebOS, Nokia's Symbian, and Google's Android.