Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen shot back at Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash” yesterday in an exclusive interview with WSJ. Haven’t had time to watch it, but from the highlights, it looks like a lot of “Yes, we do. No, we don’t.” However, in a new blog post, they deliver the goods: Flash Player 10.1 is coming to Android in June.
If you’ve got twenty minutes to burn, WSJ has video of the interview online, but it reads to me like Narayen is chasing after Jobs’ statement and does not take ownership of the debate. For the real counter-strike, the Adobe blog brings it:
We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June. From that point on, an ever increasing number and variety of powerful, Flash-enabled devices will be arriving which we hope will provide a great landscape of choice.
No smack talk. No wild rhetoric. Just a plain announcement from CTO Kevin Lynch that users will get to experience Flash 10.1 on their Android devices starting in June. The time to put up or shut up has been set.