News "Flash": Firefox for Nokia N9 to support Adobe Flash plug-in

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With the Nokia N900 offering full support for Adobe Flash in the browser, why couldn't the Nokia N9 have the same feature? Thanks to the development of a Flash plug-in for the MeeGo version of the Firefox browser, the Nokia N9 will now have a browser that supports Flash. However,  the default browser and other third party software for the N9, like Opera Mobile, will continue to not support Flash. It should be (and now has been) pointed out that the plug-in was developed by "Nokia People", not those associated with Adobe or Firefox. The confirmation comes from a post made by a developer working for Nokia, who posted on the Maemo.org Community forum. The message adds that the MeeGo variant of Firefox has been "Adobe Flash" certified.

Another post from a different Nokia developer states that the Firefox browser for the Nokia N9 offers up desktop-style browsing right down to its use of tabs. On the other hand, the default browser is made for one-handed use and brings "relaxed browsing" to the phone in an effort to clearly show users the difference between desktop and mobile browsing.

A launch date for either Firefox or the plug-in was not scheduled, but both will be available in the Nokia Store when ready.

source: Maemo.org via NokiaPowerUser


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11 Comments

1. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wait.... no mention of iphone or apple... alan you feeling ok dude ?

2. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Why is The picture of the Nokia X7 labelled as "The Nokia N9" ?

3. bluechrism

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

"but both will be available in Nokia World when ready." Nokia World? Isn't that a Nokia event (like the one where they announced the Lumia 800, 710 and Asha phones).. I assume you mean the Nokia Store. Either way, whenever it comes, i'll get it.

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Who said MeeGo was dead?

5. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Nokia did!

6. Socalvenom unregistered

Nokia never announced Meego being dead it was the assholes from Microsoft who wanted people to turn away from Meego and shift over to WP7. Meego is still alive but it's an underground thing since everyone's more concerned with Apple or Android

9. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Nokia has been awfully silent about meego denying nor admitting nothing... There will be something meego-ish in the future. That's my guess anyway! And then there is the clipper project that steven elop mentioned

7. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Lol! This is just a Flash plugin! This doesn't, and will not, make the N9/Meego device anymore viable to Nokia.

8. Socalvenom unregistered

I own an N9 and I love it way better then an Iphone I have every right to say so since I sold my iphone 4

10. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Meego was a great platform. I have used the n9 and although it has a slow processor but its responses are really good and the whole layout is really great. Even the Amoled screen suits its UI really well compared to some androids. Its a shame Nokia killed Meego .

11. fenixsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

hurry up, nokia. i so need this for my n9. also fix the bug in the text messages/conversation. my txt messages received from one person combines with the text messages from another. it's starting to annoy me. i also hope i could snap pictures with the front facing camera.

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