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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by _QJ_ on Thu 6th May 2010 14:21 UTC
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This is what happen when everybody (Companies, organisations, individuals,...) uses a non-standardised feature on the Internet (not only web).

Flash is specified by a commercial company, and you will never ever know how the support will go.
And, when a company owns a part of an interface massively used, they own a too big power. It becomes something called a monopoly ($$$). Until another company(ies) put forward something new.

And the techies (I was) are like a pack of chimps, rushing on a new arrival of bananas:
Nobody cares if it is poisoned on the long run.

Is there hope ? Yes a little bit tiny, follow my eyes, W3C.
If GSM/UMTS is a worldwide standard adopted by all those companies, why HTML5 shall not ?
Thus, avoiding unfair competition from the CPU to software providers.

Edited 2010-05-06 14:22 UTC

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