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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Demos Flash on Tablets and Smartphones (Including the Apple iPhone)

Here is a video I did of Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch demoing Flash Player technology on tablets and smartphones, including the Apple iPhone, as well as the Google (GOOG) Android-powered Nexus One.

Adobe (ADBE) has faced criticism over Flash and is under attack by Apple (AAPL), which is hoping for a world without the ubiquitous video software.

In fact, Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly called Adobe “lazy” and noted that the company had let Flash become a buggy security nightmare and resource hairball.

BoomTown did an interview with Lynch about all of this earlier today, as Adobe pushes forward at making Flash as popular on smartphones and other devices as it has been on computers, with all kinds of initiatives and workarounds.

I call that “sneaky” rather than lazy, but you be the judge!

Here’s the demo video:


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