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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why did they wait?
by jabbotts on Thu 6th May 2010 15:33 UTC
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The hardware vendors should have shipped with out Flash and Air then provided it as a patch update when Adobe finally got around to it. They should have made it very clear that the lack of one's ability to watch stupid kitten tricks on Youtube was due to adobe.

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