April 16, 2010
Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash

If you are anything like me, you are sick of hearing the news about full Flash 10.1 on Android being just around the corner. It seems like this epic saga has no ending. For this reason alone, we shall keep this short, sweet and to the point. Fox Business news recently held an interview (video after the jump) with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Aside from offering a host of good information in a short period of time, the general topic of conversation turned towards Flash on the smartphone.

Narayen did a great job of not pointing fingers too much, and letting the Fox News lady do all that for him. Google’s Android (and Palm’s Pre, ahem) were discussed in particular with relation to Flash on their devices. Of course, Apple reared its proprietary head, and there was a debate over whether Apple are going to shoot themselves in their hind-legs by not offering Flash to their customer base.

Shantanu Narayen clearly states that he expects Flash 10.1 to land on Android in the second half of 2010. In order to run this content type you shall require a device with a minimum of an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor. This inherently excludes first generation Android devices.

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