Talk:Apple and Adobe Flash controversy

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Reaction NPOV[edit]

John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation [1] had this to say about Jobs' letter:

Jobs has hit the nail on the head when describing the problems with Adobe, but not until after smashing his own thumb. Every criticism he makes of Adobe's proprietary approach applies equally to Apple

Forbes later published an article mostly regurgitating the memo under the title "Adobe's Flash Surrender Proves Steve Jobs And Apple Were Right All Along With HTML5" [2].

Also in retrospective, TechCrunch said [3]:

It turns out Jobs was right. When Flash finally did ship on Android devices, it didn’t provide users with the full web, as was promised. Android users who wished to watch videos on Hulu through the Flash browser, for instance, were met with a message saying that the content wasn’t available on the mobile web. Same thing for users who tried to access most premium video sites on Google TV, which also supported Flash. More importantly, even when those videos or interactive Flash elements did appear on Android devices, they were often wonky or didn’t perform well, even on high-powered phones.
The end result was that users stopped seeing Flash on mobile devices as a good thing, and developers quit trying to support the framework on those devices.

Yet this Wikipedia entry just cheerleads the Adobe side of the disagreement and focuses on the responses that accuse Jobs of lying. It is therefore non-neutral by being extremely selective. — 38.122.7.190 (talk) 20:34, 17 September 2013 (UTC)