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Adobe Employees to Get Free Android Phones

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 37 comments

Free Nexus One, anybody?

There's a lot of sour grapes between Adobe and Apple so it should surprise no one that Adobe is doing everything it can to support Android, including handing out Android phones to its employees.

CNet reports that in addition to demoing a version of Flash for Android at Google's I/O conference later this month, Adobe plans to give away Android phones running Flash to employees.

It's not yet clear which phones will be dished out to Adobe workers, but CNet sources mentioned various different HTC devices as well as the Nexus One. There's also no word on which employees will be given the phones. Adobe has more than 8,000 employees so it's likely the free swag will be limited to just the relevant departments.

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    Ragnar-Kon , May 4, 2010 6:13 PM
    Sure makes me wish I worked for Adobe though.
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    dman3k , May 4, 2010 6:13 PM
    Adobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac. Watch the "artsy" crowd cry due to the fact that Macs aren't open industry standards.
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    schmich , May 4, 2010 6:32 PM
    dman3kAdobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac.

    Adobe has already stated that they will not use their customers (in a negative way) to battle other companies, unlike some other company starting with A...
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    N.Broekhuijsen , May 4, 2010 6:07 PM
    HAHAHA just so they can sh!t on Apple!

    I love it, Apple well deserves this!
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    Ragnar-Kon , May 4, 2010 6:11 PM
    Somehow I doubt Apple really cares.
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    Ragnar-Kon , May 4, 2010 6:13 PM
    Sure makes me wish I worked for Adobe though.
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    dman3k , May 4, 2010 6:13 PM
    Adobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac. Watch the "artsy" crowd cry due to the fact that Macs aren't open industry standards.
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    insider3 , May 4, 2010 6:17 PM
    xbeaterHAHAHA just so they can sh!t on Apple! I love it, Apple well deserves this!


    I don't really think Apple cares about Adobe employees receiving a free product that Apple doesn't carry or support.
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    insider3 , May 4, 2010 6:18 PM
    dman3kAdobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac. Watch the "artsy" crowd cry due to the fact that Macs aren't open industry standards.


    That would be a nice retaliation. But I believe 40% of their CS Suite sells are from Apple users. That would be a dumb move actually, they would lose money.
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    etrom , May 4, 2010 6:20 PM
    I'm wondering if the Apple employees have the same or similar benefit buying Iphones...
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    vant , May 4, 2010 6:25 PM
    Thats the best Adobe can do?

    How about doing something that actually effects the company in a negative way.
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    schmich , May 4, 2010 6:32 PM
    dman3kAdobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac.

    Adobe has already stated that they will not use their customers (in a negative way) to battle other companies, unlike some other company starting with A...
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    hang-the-9 , May 4, 2010 6:34 PM
    vantThats the best Adobe can do?How about doing something that actually effects the company in a negative way.


    Support Flash, or we shall taunt you a second time!
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    etrom , May 4, 2010 6:35 PM
    dman3kAdobe should stop supporting Photoshop and other professional tools for the Mac.


    Like mentioned in another Apple-related topic, stop supporting PS on Mac means a lose of 40% of the customers base, and IMHO, I think it's not a smart move for anybody.

    Let the iWhatevers drown without Flash, Adobe has more to do than this.
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    HalJordan , May 4, 2010 6:56 PM
    To the employees? Why not to the customers?
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    triculious , May 4, 2010 6:59 PM
    my money goes that the free phones will be handed to incompetent middle management

    here's hoping I'm wrong =S
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    babybeluga , May 4, 2010 7:14 PM
    This is part of their pre-severance packages.
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    Element0f0ne , May 4, 2010 7:18 PM
    Good thing Android is actually running Flash... oh wait.
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    vant , May 4, 2010 7:24 PM
    etromLike mentioned in another Apple-related topic, stop supporting PS on Mac means a lose of 40% of the customers base, and IMHO, I think it's not a smart move for anybody.Let the iWhatevers drown without Flash, Adobe has more to do than this.

    'Drown without Flash'?

    I think the situation is more like 'Let Adobe drown with flash'.

    Even MS is moving forward.
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    Niva , May 4, 2010 7:44 PM
    Great PR move by Adobe imo. And to the folks who say Apple doesn't care, I think you're at least partially wrong. I don't even know how large of a company Adobe is but my guess is 500+, that's a lot of money Apple could've made on their app store and iTunes and etc, never mind the cost of the hardware itself.

    Also I agree with the comment above that Adobe can't just dump CS products from Apple. That would hurt them pretty badly though not as badly as it would hurt Apple. I think a move like that would turn into an all out war which really neither company wants to do despite the stuff in the news.
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    matt314 , May 4, 2010 7:52 PM
    I work for adobe, hope this includes adobe canada!! :D 
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    hellwig , May 4, 2010 8:01 PM
    For everyone saying that Adobe would lose customers if they stopeed releasing for the Mac, I have one question: What other Mac software would people use to replace Photoshop?

    I believe that if there was a viable replacement, people would already be using it en-masse. The fact that Photoshop is the dominant image manipulation software leads me to believe there aren't too many viable replacements. I have a feeling people would use the PC version if they had to, rather than abandon the software.
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    reklatsa , May 4, 2010 8:03 PM
    Just hang out at all the German bars near Adobe offices for great pickings.
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