Adobe to Port Desktop-Class Flash to Phones

ImageAccording to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Adobe is hard at work porting its desktop-class Flash implementation to many phone software platforms including webOS, S60, Android, BlackBerry OS and iPhone OS without major modifications.

The software developer is also partnering with chipset developers and phone manufacturers as well as general software developers by offering bounties along with Nokia, with the ultimate goal of developing a cross-platform version of Flash unencumbered by legacy extensions and other old code.

This signals a move away from the current Flash Lite implementation found on many phones first developed for Japanese carriers and subsequently cross ported by many phone manufacturers with the most notable being the aforementioned Nokia in order to provide a stopgap for rich multimedia access.

Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of and an occasional columnist for He can also be found musing on things at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

One response to “Adobe to Port Desktop-Class Flash to Phones”

  1. SaltyDawg

    No Windows Mobile? Lame.