Motorola XOOM update that prepares for Flash 10.2 support is beginning to roll out
posted by John V. / Mar 10, 2011, 9:16 PM
Motorola’s Twitter account posted the good news, and more importantly, we're hoping that they're going to follow through with their promise by releasing an update that actually brings support for Flash within the time frame that they initially mentioned back in February – which was mentioned as being available within a few weeks after the launch of the tablet.
Specifically, the update is being sent out in phases starting tonight, but it’s unclear how long some owners will have to wait before seeing that notification pop up. Nevertheless, the update will prepare the XOOM by giving it the specific enhancements to support Adobe Flash Player 10.2 – so no Flash just yet
As much as owners will be ecstatic about getting it soon, they’re probably going to be even more impressed if it's released on time. In any event, it’ll only strengthen the Motorola XOOM’s stance as being a highly prized tablet.
source: Motorola via Android and Me
Its still not enough to fend iff the upcoming ipad. Ipad provides user with excellent functionality at an unbelievable price. Xoom no doubt has a chance but seeing how adobe is starting to support html 5 as well, the future of Android looks very bleak.
posted on Mar 10, 2011, 9:49 PM 1
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
"The future of Android looks very bleak" Yes, because having the greatest market share out of all smartphone OSes is incredibly bleak. HTML5 is in some places, but it's not everywhere yet. And for a true browsing experience, Flash needs to run in the browser for embedded videos and somesuch. The iPad 2 fails vs. the XOOM in many other categories, such as RAM, camera resolution front and back, screen size, implementation of email, photo galleries and multimedia, and maps. Let me repeat: the XOOM has greater RAM than the iPad. Let's go over this again: THE. XOOM. HAS. GREATER. RAM. Not to mention no ceiling for memory storage, whereas even the biggest solid state drive available for the iPad is only 64 gigs. Once the XOOM gains support for microSD, you can swap out memory cards until the cows come home. So no, no bleakness here. I'm impressed that the XOOM did what it did on the FIRST TRY. It'll be the Motorola Droid of Moto's tablet division-not quite perfect but a heavyweight contender which serves as a template for even better products down the road.
posted on Mar 10, 2011, 9:56 PM 3
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lets count here you have on the Xoom (the first device from Google and moto to carry an OS optimized for tablets) -Play Station Suite coming to it -Manny Apps Already Being Updated to work on both phone and tablet -Inclusion of may private developing companies to give the pad a much wider variety of apps and games -terga zone witch will keep you posted from terga based updated as a dedicated service for this tab and other phones -LTE -Micro SD card Support witch expands your memory to the limits you want to set -More RAM (probably around the best amount of ram for a dual core device) -better front facing camera -better rear camera -Movie editor for videos FOR FREE!!! -Unlockable bootloader offering both security and openness -better resolution you don't know what you talk about go enjoy your candy eye tab ok?
posted on Mar 11, 2011, 6:51 AM 0
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here is the adobe flash player 10.2 download for the xoom http://www.androidpolice.com/2
im watching "Rango" on my xoom as we speak and have my hdmi cable connect to my 65" tv watching it. you are welcome for giving you the link to this download.
now bow down ipad, ipad2, iphone, and mac
posted on Mar 14, 2011, 4:01 PM 0
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
Previous bull from the anti-Android crowd: "Tee hee Motorola takes SOOOO long to update anything! It'll take forever for the XOOM to get Flash!" Let's recap, Apple fanboys: how slowly are Google and Motorola getting Flash support onto the XOOM? ... ... ... *crickets chirping* Thaaat's right.
posted on Mar 10, 2011, 9:50 PM 1
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