Android getting Flash Player 10.1 in June

Android getting Flash Player 10.1 in June
Shortly after Apple CEO Steve Jobs published his thoughts on Flash, stating that Adobe's platform has too many disadvantages to become part of Apple's advanced iPhone OS, Adobe has come up with a statement of its own. Even though the software developer admits that some collaboration with the computer giant would only benefit the customers and technology as a whole, it sees no reason to continue to insist on Apple adopting Flash. Apple's statement has been clear enough, so Adobe is now shifting its focus to the other mobile platforms, such as Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, Symbian, webOS and Android.

Sure, some high-end Android smartphones are already capable of showing some limited content through Flash Lite, but everyone knows that the real deal is expected to happen once Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 launches. Fortunately, the developer has announced that it will deliver a public preview of the software at Google I/O, which starts on May 19, and will finally release the product in June. While this sounds like an earlier than expected rollout of full Flash support for Android, keep in mind that it's still not clear which devices will be getting an update and when. As Google's Andy Rubin said, full Flash support will come with Android 2.2 Froyo. Let's hope that as many phones as possible will get a free update to that one, and users won't need to purchase a brand new handset only a few months after they got themselves a Nexus One or a Droid Incredible.

sources: Adobe, Apple

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14 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I believe it when i see it

2. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Yeah no doubt

3. ajmoore88

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 13, 2008

I'm sure they'll put the droid on the backburner now that better high end handsets have come out...

4. lxmndza

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Flash is a thing of the past! HTML5, CSS, and Java is whats in! it's faster and more secure. The only thing I see made in flash today is Ad's like the one on the right of us lol...I was going to get a Motorola Droid but after reading that they will acquire flash forget it! and my hands on experience with it and seeing how slow and sluggish it is made me really not to get one.... I'm never having second thoughts of replacing my iPhone! Good luck Andriod catching up to 10 years of technology into the mobile OS business! while Android users be multitasking only 1 way, I am multitasking 7 ways!!! if not..more! RIP Android...she will not be around much longer give or take 3 years no mas!

8. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Hear the fanboy's Roar!!!!! RAWRRRRRRRR!!! One of the most scary type of fans in tech world.

9. athiel021

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

1) You do realize that CSS and Java are actually older than Flash in terms of Internet usage right? They're also completely different than Flash. The only competent argument in that entire paragraph was HTML 5 and giving that to you is more of a courtesy thing. 2) If you're not getting the Droid because it will have Flash aboard, you're an idiot. There will be a setting to turn off Flash for those that don't want to use it. 3) What extensive use have you had with Flash being used on a mobile operating system? All of the demos I've seen have it running fairly smooth, despite the fact that it's in its alpha phase of production. 4) What 10 years of technology are you referring to that Android has to catch up on? Certainly not the iPhone and certainly not HTML5... 5) You clearly don't have an idea of how the iPhone multitasking works. It runs programs in the background and then simply categorizes those programs into 7 different scenerios to group them together, and most of those programs are put in more of a pause mode than actually running in the background. Android runs programs in the background and then offers quick access to them by using a task manager or by holding down the home button to display the most recently opened programs. Just because the iPhone groups programs in 7 different ways does not mean that you're multitasking in 7 different ways

10. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

I understand biases and whatnot, but man, you are straight delusional. Please seek care from a mental health care professional soon. If your insurance doesn't cover it, there are community based organizations that can help. Android dead in three years, that's pretty far out there man.

11. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

+1 athiel. you have done this forum a service by educating our misguided and otherwise ill-informed contributor here.

12. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

We waste healthcare on people like this... :\

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

This isn't going to be another "2.1 coming soon" episode is it? The keep saying over and over and gets us to the end of our seat then when they don't deliver we basically give up then boom there it is. By that time I've lost my excitement. I like my DROID but I'm getting tired of the blue balls they give everybody.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have SKYFIRE on my TILT, which can play FLASH games also.....and my processor is old at 400 or so Mhz - never crashes..... bye bye IPHONE.....

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I think they should pick June 7th, just to steal some thunder from apple

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

June of this year? Seriously? Forreal? I'll believe it when I see it...

14. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Suck it Jobs!

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