Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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I didn't get it
by aargh on Thu 6th May 2010 13:40 UTC
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I didn't get it, why does Adobe Flash unavailability for ARM hold back manufacturers making ARM netbooks?

Really, hardware release is waiting for software release?

I thought the whole boom hype of ARM netbooks was that they would run Linux because Windows is not ready for ARM. So the next surprise will be prolonged holdback because we're waiting for Microsoft?

Educate me, I must be missing something.

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