It’s Day 2 of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and what a great start to the show. We have announced that Flash Player 10.1 is installed now on over 20 million devices, and AIR is available on 84 million. Those numbers are incredible, and well above expectations for the first six months after launch. In 2011 I predict that we’ll be looking at huge adoption curve throughout 2011 and I’ll be sure to update you as we grow the install base.
Most importantly, you have all been very busy it seems, with thousands of applications shipping across these devices and more to come.
The Blackberry Playbook is really becoming a hit with developers, everyone at the Blackberry events here is building something. We’re hearing great things from the community here, and this coming Friday we’ll have our yearly “AdobeDays” event at the Barcelona office. Let’s hope I make it until then!
Everyone on the stand has been hugely impressed with the device capabilities, and we’ve spent a lot of our time speaking with Java and Blackberry developers that are planning to create their first applications in Flash for the Playbook.
We saw the launch of the aptly named “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″, and the Galaxy S II – which has really stolen the show in terms of design. Here is Adobe’s David Whadhwani, SVP/GM Creative Interactive Solutions BU on stage at the Samsung launch and talking about the successful relationship that we’ve had with Samsung for years now.
David also take the opportunity to remind the audience about AIR 2.5 for TV, and Samsung’s commitment to delivering support for your applications across their latest ranges – and that includes BlueRay Players. Samsung are almost the definition of why we created the Open Screen Project, we’ll obviously be talking a lot more about these devices later this year.