We may never see Flash on iOS, but that’s not stopping other OSes. The newer and less popular Silverlight, which is Microsoft’s alternative to Flash, is spreading to mobile OSes too – the Symbian^1 version just became available in the Ovi Store.
Silverlight has been available for Windows Mobile for a while now (of course, Microsoft’s plug-in for Microsoft’s OS) but now it’s also available on a non-Redmond platform. You can download Silverlight for Symbian^1 (or S60 5th edition if you will) from here.
The Silverlight plug-in integrates into the S60 browser and helps run Silverlight content inside the browser. Silverlight also enables installable apps – and since Silverlight uses .NET languages, there’s already a big potential developer base. Dev tools for Silverlight for Symbian can be downloaded by following the link.
There’s no word if Silverlight will be available on iOS (easy guess – when hell freezes over), or Android (2.2 Froyo enabled Flash, so maybe 3.0 Gingerbread?), but interestingly there will be Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 – it just won’t run in the browser, or at least not at first. That’s an odd decision by Microsoft.