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Adobe to send out Flash Player 10.2 to Motorola XOOM owners within weeks of launch

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Adobe to send out Flash Player 10.2 to Motorola XOOM owners within weeks of launch
Earlier today, we reported that in fine print, Verizon's web site showed that Adobe Flash 10.2 would not be on the Motorola XOOM until Spring of 2011. With the tablet expected to launch on February 24th, that is quite a few weeks without Flash for a device that is supposed to have high-end specs like dual-core processors and Android 3.0. Flash is one of the things that high-end Android tablet users have to differentiate themselves from the Apple iPad.

The good news is that apparently, Motrorola XOOM owners won't have to wait terribly long for their upgrade. On the Adobe Flash blog it says, "Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 preinstalled on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom." So the players involved are all working on it and while it might feel naked to be walking around with a tablet like the XOOM without having Flash, it is looking more and more like a very temporary situation that will be resolved quickly.

source: Adobe via AndroidandMe

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posted on 21 Feb 2011, 22:26 1

1. unregistered user (unregistered)


Android is trying to differentiate itself from the iPod? Really? When did Android get into the mp3 game?

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 11:53

6. marshefen (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Jan 2011)


iPad, not iPod.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 17:03 1

8. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


they changed it

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 00:24 3

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I hope Flash v. 10.2 isn't full of bugs left from the rush to get it out the door.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 07:53

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I hope thats the reason its not included from stock

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 01:34 2

3. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


LOL... I think they ment iPad. Didn't proof-read it again.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 01:57 1

4. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Exactly the reason why Apple does not support Adobe Flash. I don't miss flash at all.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 13:32

7. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


If it follows other vz/moto timeframes. U will c it released around june 20 so they can meet "sometime in spring" timeframe.

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