In a wide-ranging conversation, Andy Rudin promised that the next version of Android would support Adobe Flash technology. Sometimes being open “means not being militant about the things consumer are actually enjoying,” he said.
Rudin proclaimed the benefits of openness several times, saying, “Open usually wins.”
He added, “We use the same tools we expect our third-party developers to. We have an SDK we give to developers, and when we write our Gmail app, we use the same SDK. A lot of guys have private APIs. We don’t. That’s on policy and on technology. If there’s a secret API to hook into billing system we open up that billing system to third parties. If there’s a secret API to allow application multitasking, we open it up. There are no secret APIs. That is important to highlight for Android sake. Open is open, and we live by our own implementations.”