Flash seems to be a pretty contentious topic when it comes to mobile devices lately, and Adobe’s latest decision seems unlikely to win them any new fans with Windows Mobile users. According to Adobe employee Antonio R Flores, the company has decided not to support Windows Mobile 6.5.3 or anything earlier with their upcoming Flash 10.1 for smartphones.
“You can expect the final release for Android to be available mid-year. All Android devices that meet our minimum s/w and h/w requirements will be supported. Unfortunately, I cannot say a lot more publicly about our port to the Android platform at this time.
As for WinMo, we have made the tough decision to defer support for that platform until WinMo7. This is due to the fact that WinMo6.5 does not support some of the critical APIs that we need.” Antonio R Flores, Adobe
Flores’ excuse regarding APIs may be the truth or, equally likely, Adobe may be deciding to cut their losses with WinMo6.5.3 just as Microsoft themselves appear to be doing.