It's so odd that would make a "250M devices claim by the END of 2012" claim.
First of all, the world will end by then. Second, that gives them over 2.5 years to get their act together. I have no doubt they will be shipping Flash on all the major Mobile OSes sans iOS, but that is a long time for users to go without Flash and a long time for open standards to make inroads.
How long until the newly released EVO 4G and other Android phones get v2.2? Apparently the Moto Droid won't get Flash because it has a WVGA display thus requiring an 800MHz Cortex-A8 or better, according to Adobe's specifications sheet.
For comparison, 2.5 years ago was December 2007...
- We only on the EDGE iPhone.
- I think it was only being sold in a total of 5 countries.
- Mozilla was still on Firefox 220.127.116.11.
- Chrome was still a year away from having the first stable Beta release on Windows only.
- Safari 3.0.4 was out, had only been released on Windows for a few months as a Beta with the firs stable Windows version to be released in March 2008.
- The Google created Open Handset Alliance consortium had just been established, but it was still almost a year later before the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1(?), was hitting the shelves.
- Apple was still being laughed at pundits and CEOSs that the iPhone's initial success and then lowering of the price was proof that it was a flash in the pan and that the industry was shaken up by its effort.
A lot has changed in 2.5 years. I have to imagine things will change even more rapidly in the next.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"