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Adobe drops (as in releases) mobile Flash 10.1 for Android Froyo 2.2

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Today, Adobe released Flash Mobile 10.1 to mobile platform partners. The release will be available to users when they are able to upgrade their devices to Android froyo 2.2 allowing access to the Flash world. Games, video, music and more will be available just as it is on the desktop.

Devices supporting “Froyo” and Flash Player 10.1 are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others.

Users will be able to access Flash content on Android froyo 2.2 including “content triggered downloads, system software updates and on-device app catalogs such as Android Market, Adobe Labs and other venues.”

“Although it is labeled a dot release, Flash Player 10.1 is a significant update that includes a number of new performance and mobile specific features,” said Al Hilwa, program director of the Application Development Program at IDC. “This allows consumers to see a much bigger part of the Web and allows developers to bring their Flash Platform skills to a much bigger swath of devices.”

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  1. Perhaps you might want to reconsider the headline "Adobe DROPS mobile Flash …" as it implies that they have withdrawn it.

    Anne Droid
  2. If Adobe invested the same amount of money and time into actually advancing Flash that they put into criticizing Apple's decisions maybe it would actually be a good platform. They are trying to get into onto other platforms when it doesn't even support 64-bit yet. All major operating systems have 64-bit support and most web browsers have already and are already transitioned over. Flash is also well known for performing great on Windows and not Linux based distributions or Mac OS X. They really should invest in what they have instead of making a fret about what others are doing and trying to engage in new markets when their offerings are not too well off, but it will all come down to the consumer really. Most will not understand the bickering between the two. All they will understand is if their browser crashes or if it doesn't as a result of Flash. How Flash plays out on the mobile phone will be an interesting sight once some benchmarks from respectable companies emerge.

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  3. OK, it's now a year later and new benchmark tests have confirmed that Flash video often really looks bad on mobile phones. Recently published benchmarks comparing Flash and HTML 5 performance on mobile devices show that Adobe still has to catch up in the mobile video space.
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    SammyT .