June 30, 2009
Flash for Android

Flash for Android

Back in March, we brought you an article detailing Bsquare’s intentions to port Adobe Flash to the Android operating system. Since then, things have been quite quiet from the Bsquare camp, and given Adobe’s recent announcements and of course the news from HTC showing the Hero running Flash, it seems like Bqaure had to make some form of announcement, regardless. Afterall, it is not clear that these Flash exploits are anything to do with them.

Naturally, they have made positive noises, stating that an Adobe Flash browser plug-in for Android running on ARM-based devices is coming soon. In all honesty, this is not much different from where we were a few months ago, and it is quite possible a knee-jerk reaction to the media attention surrounding HTC and Adobe at the moment. The following quote is taken from jkOnTheRun:

“The next version of Google’s Android operating system, “Cupcake”, should be attractive to a wider segment of developers,” said Larry Stapleton, Bsquare’s vice president of global sales. “Our Flash Platform technology browser plug-in will be valuable to OEMs building ARM-based smartbooks and to those who are developing other types of Android devices requiring a rich media experience that is fundamentally different than anything else available for users today.”

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.
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