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Decoding the OSP, and Adobe's big device push

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"Yesterday's news was that a version 10.1 of Adobe's "browser-based runtime" will be released later this year not only for desktop platforms, but also for Windows Mobile and Palm webOS, a fairly new Linux-based smartphone OS that affords web-standards based development a privileged place, via native web widgets and extensive web dev libraries and tools. Furthermore, public betas for Android and Symbian are slated for delivery early next year, the vendor says.

"But wait, there's more. Adobe claims that push email-equipped phone OS marketshare leader RIM (Research in Motion) is collaborating to bring Flash to its Blackberry OS stack. And, says Adobe, Google has joined the Open Screen Project, news that hints toward a bigger role for Adobe's runtimes in Google-led OS projects such as Android and ChromeOS (Google so far has been a vocal proponent of alternative, and less proprietary approaches to mobile app development, namely AJAX and other vendor-neutral industry standards like SVG, HTML5, and so on)."

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