September 18, 2014

Flash for "Most" Android Devices in 2010?

Flash has been perhaps the most eagerly anticipated feature just outside the grasp of Android users since the release of the G1.  There have been many rumors, conjectures or speculations as to when Flash may actually land on our devices and most have been overly optimistic.  This will be no exception.

However, in the past week we have seen Flash running on the new Nexus One released earlier this week.  Additionally, the Droid has now been shown successfully running Flash as well.  These are definitely steps in the right direction and are hopefully an indication of what is to come over the next year.

According to TechTree.com and their coverage of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Motorola, a member of the Open Screen Project, indicated that “by the end of 2010, most Android devices would support Flash 10.1.”  While I do not take this to be proof positive, it is an indication that things are moving in the right direction.

There is also an interesting note in an Adobe employee’s blog regarding Flash for mobile devices.  He states that he wouldn’t expect to hear much from CES regarding Flash as the show is mainly highlighting new devices.  However, he goes on to say: “Most of the “small screen” news should hit next month, at Mobile World Congress.” It should be noted that these are just his personal perspectives and not any sort of “official release” from Adobe, but it sounds promising.

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