Murdoch’s Fox TV has spoken to Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen. Besides talking about their intimacy to Apple, Narayen says Adobe Flash for mobile devices like Palm Pre or Android is coming in 2nd half of 2010.
With respect to Apple, it really isn’t a technology decision as much as it is a business decision. And they’ve chosen to keep their system a proprietory and closed system, which it why they are not supporting Flash. And I think that this hurts customers.(..)
You’re gonna see phones that run the Android operating system from Google or the Palm operating system support the web in all its glory. (..)
And so what we think is that consumers will eventually vote for the experience that they want through their wallet.
A couple of days after their latest release of WebOS 1.2 Palm released WebOS 1.2.1. Now the Palm Pre is again synchronizing with Apple’s iTunes 9.0.1. Since iTunes version 8.2.1 with every update Apple is trying to stop Palm from syncing their Pre with iTunes. As we’ve seen in the past, all those attempts by Apple don’t last long. According to Precentral.net the Palm Pre uses Apple’s USB idVendor string to fool iTunes into thinking the Palm Pre is an iPod.
The WebOS 1.2.1 update features:
sync photo albums with iTunes
reducing size of photos on the Pre
bugfix for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 sync
The update is 38MBybte in size and will be transmitted automatically on the Pre – at least in the USA.