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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile Finally Launched

Gordon Kelly


Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile Finally Launched

We first heard about Adobe's attempt to repackage Flash for smartphones back in October, now eight whole months later we know finally have 'Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile'.

In fairness, the 10.1 beta has been doing the rounds for some time, but the exciting news today is Adobe will build the release version into Google Android 2.2 (also known as 'Froyo').

Consequently Adobe says owners of the Dell Streak, Google One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, Motorola Droid (aka Milestone in Europe), Samsung Galaxy S "and others" are in line for the upgrade - which also gives owners of these handsets some security in knowing the manufacturers have committed to Android 2.2.

Happily Adobe says BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OSes will also be supported over time. Nvidia's Tegra chipset will also offer GPU accelerated playback meaning smartbooks like the Toshiba AC100 should be having a fine time too.

"We are thrilled that more than three million Flash designers and developers are now able to unleash their creativity on the world of smart phones, tablets, netbooks, televisions and other consumer electronics,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president of Adobe's Platform Business. “The combined power of the leading rich media technology platform with millions of passionate creatives is sure to impact the world in ways we haven’t even imagined yet.”

Naturally one noticeable absentee from here is Apple, but that shouldn't be surprising. Now all we'd wish is Adobe would up the excitement levels a bit with a proper version number. For something so vital to the company's future you'd think v11.0 wouldn't be too much to ask...?


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June 23, 2010, 12:20 am

I want my friggin' N900(Maemo) version!

*Throws prams out with the bathwater - or something*


June 23, 2010, 2:19 am

@drdark Indeed, I agree. Its funny that that is missing since Maemo 5 was one of the platforms first mooted for the 10.1 upgrade. My fear is that they are now waiting to release on Meego first, which means the end of the year wait.


June 23, 2010, 3:47 am

What flash content or sites are you guys itching to access on your handsets?

Not trolling - just really curious.


June 23, 2010, 4:13 am

Does anyone know when I can get 10.1 for my desire....

(so in other words when the 2.2 android will be coming to it and slightly off topic, but will I get it through htc... or once htc release it or will I be at the mercy of my network provider?)


June 23, 2010, 4:43 am

@bazza: Yeah, someone somewhere on twitter said it was probably slated for Meego now and may never appear on Maemo5. But seeing as Adobe themselves showed it running last year I'm ever hopeful.


June 23, 2010, 12:59 pm


Personally I want it so I can view embedded videos in sites like the BBC without having to fanny about with other applications to do it. It's an ease of use thing.

Neil B

June 23, 2010, 1:51 pm

@Bailey's - getting soundcloud on my Nokia N78 would make my life complete.


June 23, 2010, 3:35 pm

@Bailey's_Coffee: Well, pretty much as already mentioned, just some videos on sites are a bit choppy or required Flash10. YouTube works fine, and messing about with settings or different views on some sites works fine, but not all the time.


June 23, 2010, 4:14 pm


I wouldn't expect 2.2 before September if the Hero update is anything to go by. HTC are absolutely useless. To be fair though it's not even officially out for the Nexus yet.

Once the HTC release is out I will be using a goldcard to flash a generic HTC ROM. I won't be waiting for T-mobile to pull their finger out for their release.


June 23, 2010, 10:09 pm

@Baily's: Of course you weren't 'trolling' in your condescending post. The replies to your post demonstrate the that web exists outside of your beloved Steve Jobs myopic world view.


June 23, 2010, 10:16 pm

@ffrankmccaffrey: woah, hey, let's open a window to cool it in here...


June 23, 2010, 10:17 pm

@ffrankmccaffery: Now, now, you're only going to make things worse.

@Bailey's_Coffee: Any embedded video that isn't youtube, i.e. TrustedReview's video reviews. :D


June 24, 2010, 7:58 pm

@Baileys - A majority of advertising/design companies and brand campaigns have Flash complete sites or major interactive portions in Flash. IE: http://www.dezuiden.com

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