Adobe warns that not all Android 2.2 devices can run Flash Player 10.1

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Adobe warns that not all Android 2.2 devices can run Flash Player 10.1
While those with Android phones running Froyo probably think that they will be able to install Flash Player 10.1, the truth is a little different. Adobe has confirmed that smartphones powered by Android 2.2 have processor requirements that must be met in order to run Flash. The speed of the chip depends on the resolution of the display on the device. For example, on Adobe's web site, it says that an Android handset powered by Froyo and equipped with a VGA screen, needs a processor clocked in at 550MHz or faster and hardware Vector FPU support in order to be able to use Flash Player 10.1. If the screen is WVGA, the chip needs to be a dedicated Cortex A8 800MHz or faster, along with the hardware Vector FPU support.

According to Adobe, the Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Desire, Motorola DROID, Motorola DROID X and Motorola DROID 2 are all certified to run Flash. The software firm says it is aware of some Android 2.2 phones that will not meet the minimum requirements. Because these units have not yet been introduced by their manufacturer, Adobe will not reveal the names of those devices.

source: Adobe

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12 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

"According to Adobe, the Nexus One... all qualified to run Flash" http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Flash-on-Android-is-hardly-a-superhero-article-a_12979.html

2. Phonatic

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Don't see the Droid Inc listed. Does that mean it can't run flash 10.1?

3. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Most probably

4. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Not so. My Incredible got the update to Froyo this morning and now I can finally play adultswim games how awesome. It runs pretty good for a mobile version.

8. Dongo unregistered

You can bet on it that all the Droid line up will be able to run flash! Also from the Incredible to current devices will be able to run Honey Comb when it comes out.

10. oldbto

Posts: 18; Member since: May 19, 2010

Does it show up as a program installed. Mine upgraded and does not show that flash installed

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

So lets just get HTML5 going and we won't have to worry about this stupid plugin anymore.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I agree with Jeff on HTML5, but at least my CAPTIVATE will be running the froyo 2.2 with flash....looking forward to it...

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

What phones WON'T run Flash Player 10.1? Any ideas? Incredible seems to run it and seems like it should meet the requirements.

11. yug unregistered

lg optimus one p500

9. oldbto

Posts: 18; Member since: May 19, 2010

I just got the 2.2 update on my incredible and do not see where the flash player installed. I was thinking I read that it was part of the install. Also if I go to the market it is not liisted for me to install. what am I missing?

12. yug unregistered

i think i go fo htc disere it is cheap and gud rs 16000

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