Flash on Android

Flash on Android

In another piece of hotly anticipated news, Adobe have confirmed that the complete Flash 10.1 for Android is now ready and will also be shipped to other platforms soon. This news comes amid controversy between Adobe, Apple and Google, whereby Apple publically condemned Flash as an ‘out-dated’ technology and subsequently confirmed that they would block it from the iPhone and iPad. Google make numerous references to the fact that Android will and does support Flash and this is certainly something they have used in the past to get one over on Apple. However, despite this fact, they are working hard to convert YouTube from Flash to HTML 5, which is a possible opensource alternative to Flash for animation and video.

Flash 10.1 will be available to those using Android 2.2 (aka Froyo). As mentioned, it will ship to other platforms soon, including BlackBerry, Palm webOS, Windows Phone 7, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian phones. It will not make an appearance on the Apple iPhone.

[Via Venture Beat]

James Tromans

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