Sunday, May 2, 2010
Android smartphone to get Flash Player 10.1 beta
Smartphones which run Google's Android OS will now have Flash Player 10.1, thanks to a beta released by Adobe.
This will allow them to stream web videos and bring up flash websites. Adobe has in the past tried to get lesser versions of the Flash Player onto smartphones, but this is the first time that the full version will be employed.
The Chief Technology Officer at Adobe, Kevin Lynch, said: “A public beta will be demoed at the Google I/O conference of May 19th and 20th. That will be followed by a full version in June. Google also plans this technology for Android OS 2.2.”
Lynch added that Adobe is also working on flash players for other smartphones including Symbian, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and webOS. However Apple does not want Adobe to create flash capability for its iPhone.