Motorola DROID owners are openly accepting Flash 10.1 starting today

Motorola DROID owners are openly accepting Flash 10.1 starting today
Life must surely be great for Motorola DROID owners since the venerable Android smartphone has been taken care of so well since it was released almost a year ago. In yet another ceremonious event, Verizon is pushing out a new update to owners that will provide support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 – so essentially, it'll sport a similar web browsing experience to its successor. For those owners who purchased the DROID on launch day, it's been quite a ride for them as the device was treated to some rather quick updates – showing the kind of commitment you can get if a particular handset sells so well. In any event, you can manually check for the update by simply going into “Settings” and then clicking on “Check for updates.” Once you get in with it, you can now look at DROID 2 owners dead in the eye and show them that the original is not to be messed with anymore.

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1. tyguy unregistered

is it a bad sign that my phone says "your system is currently up to date." when i check manually? Or will it eventually show up?

2. macguy unregistered

You just have to wait patiently! As I am trying to do, waiting for the next update to get flash!

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I hate having to wait on every update. There wouldn't be "network overload" as they fear if they would allow users to download the update via internet, like iPhone does on iTunes. One time I got an update but my wife had to wait nearly a week before she got hers. This is poor practice. The only thing that Froyo 2.2 changed on my Droid was sluggish web browsing, made YouTube very glitchy, made my device slower. I used to brag about my Droid to my iPhone friends but I can't really do that anymore. The only thing they complain about is AT&T's network, thats all.

3. JeffdaBeat unregistered

When you guys get it, can you report your experience. I've been surfing the web without Flash for...well I've never had Flash on my phone and I've never felt like I was missing anything other than not playing some movies. I feel like we've wanted flash for so long, but that a lot of popular sites have moved away from it in their main content...

5. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

download skyfire from the app market that flash player works perfect and it was just updated and its working even better i watch tv shows, and my son watches his beloved DRAGONBALL Z episodes.

4. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

From what I understand if you already have 2.2 on the phone then you are capable of downloading Flash from the Market once it becomes available... I have not done this myself since I have the X but that's my impression of the whole process.

6. emvxl

Posts: 142; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Did my 2nd 2.2 update last night (FRG22D, first 2.2 was FRG01B). I did this manually - file was only 1.6MB. When you get the FRG22D update, you will then be able to download Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ( to be precise) from the Marketplace. The file is big - 12.52MB and there is no option to move this install to your SD card. Peformance wise, Flash is great - on the full CNN website, the videos are pretty good, hardly any stutter and that is only on 3G. As for the overall performance of the phone with this 2nd 2.2 update, I cannot tell yet if it's better than the first or not.

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