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Adobe CEO Predicts Android Tablets Will Overtake iPad

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/03/11 10:39 AM ET Updated: 08/03/11 06:12 AM ET

Adobe Ceo Shantanu Narayen Android Ipad

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayyen is betting that just as Android smartphones gained greater marketshare than Apple's iPhone, Android tablets will overtake the iPad.

Though Narayen said the dispute between Adobe and Apple is over, at the All Things Digital D9 conference this week, he also said that he's betting on Android over the iPad--a stance that's not entirely surprising given that Android runs Flash, while the iPad notoriously does not.

“What you saw with smartphones hitting an inflection point with Android, you’ll see it again with tablets,” he said, according to All Things Digital.

He continued, "The excitement around Android tablets is incredible. I think you'll see before the end of the year 20 [new] tablets that will push in different directions."

He named HP and RIM as two companies to watch in the tablet space, particularly in the enterprise, while also suggesting that Facebook could potentially bring a novel, unique interface to tablets.

"In my view, the real platform here is the Internet," Narayen said, adding that Facebook has "the opportunity to look at this and say, 'what does a Facebook experience look like on tablet?'"

Watch a video of Narayen's interview here.

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