I browsed through the Nielsen Wire’s report on smartphone users with focus on iPhone vs Android and found this chart intriguing. The iPhone audience is not only much bigger, it is also much richer than the Androids’. What kind of surprise me is that the Android is behind the average in this measure.
Steve Jobs has definitely captured the best audience out there.
Head over to Nielsen Wire to read the full report.
Jobs explains why Adobe Flash is no longer relevant:
Flash was created during the PC era â€“ for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards â€“ all areas where Flash falls short.
The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Appleâ€™s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps on Appleâ€™s App Store proves that Flash isnâ€™t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.
New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
Ouch! Although I agree with most of what he said, I still think that Flash is not going away anytime soon. On a side note, it appears that the next version of Google Android will support Flash.