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Silverlight Hits on Android to Beat Flash

Posted by Charles | October 20, 2008 .

Both Silverlight and Flash can’t make a crack at iPhone to hup on it. In other word, Apple won’t allow them on. From all we know they both tried hard but failed.

Now Android phone (first gphone) is out. If Android is as open as it clamins, both Microsoft and Adobe have fair chance to get on it.

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, (the guy behind Silverlight) thinks that Android provides a better platform than the iPhone in that it at least allows third party apps to run in the background and with no big fuss. As we all know, Apple reserves the right to weed out apps that it deems to be conflicting with its interests.  On the other hand, Android has no such restriction set up and provides a perfect platform for giants like Microsoft all the way down to the independent developer to display their apps on its Market.

Have we heard anything from Adobe regarding Android?

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  1. John Dowdell  October 20, 2008 12:12 pm

    Android and iPhone have very different business models. Apple does approve what goes on their (uncracked) devices. Google’s offering a Linux OS to manufacturers, and does not try to exert content control over their bundlings.

    Many of the manufacturers who have announced future Android delivery already deliver with Flash. The devices run it, and Google does not bar it. I expect we’ll see both Flash-enabled and Flash-unabled Android phones.

    Silverlight announced a mobile profile (for the non-CLR, JavaScript version), but I haven’t seen it running on devices. Not sure if they’re shipping on Windows Mobile yet:
    http://silverlight.net/learn/mobile.aspx

    jd/adobe

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