ONE OF THE LARGER mobile browser makers has announced plans to offer better integration with Adobe's Flash Player on its mobile browsers.
Norwegian software company Opera Software said that it has signed up for the Open Screen Project to enable Opera and Flash Player 10.1 to work like ebony and ivory, and live in perfect harmony, side by side on mobile phones.
According to the company, its partnership with Adobe should result in increased compatibility of Opera's browsers and Adobe Flash products, while being aimed at enabling easier deployment for OEM and operator customers.
Christen Krogh, chief development officer for Opera Software, said that Opera wanted to make sure that customers could use its browser on whatever platform or device it was installed.
At the same time this indicates that Apple's Steve Jobs' attempts to kill off Flash are not going anywhere. If Opera felt that Flash was dying out it would not sign up for integration. It would just do what Steve Jobs says and move directly to HTML5. Opera is doing quite well in the mobile market because its browser manages to compress content fairly effectively. µ
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