The Wallstreet Journal reports that Adobe’s Chief Executive Shantanu Narayen has confirmed that the company will be bringing Flash to the iPhone.
“We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone,” Narayen said. “We have evaluated (the software developer tools) and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves.”
While politics have often been blamed for the lack of Flash on the iPhone, Steve Jobs has clearly stated the reasons for the lack of Flash on the device. In an interview just a few short weeks ago, Jobs stated that Flash Lite wasn’t powerful enough, and that the desktop plugin for Flash wouldn’t run well on the iPhone. Something in the middle was needed. Now it looks like Adobe will be providing that something.
There is no estimated time of release yet announced.