Enterprise Mobility: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Debuts on Google Android 2.2

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-05-24 Print this article Print
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Debuts on Google Android 2.2

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Debuts on Google Android 2.2

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Adobe sent tech reviewers a Nexus One loaded with a prerelease version of Google Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1 to demonstrate its latest effort at providing a desktop-style Web browsing experience on smartphones. While Flash 10.1 is optimized for high performance on mobile devices and leverages smartphone hardware capabilities such as the accelerometer, Adobe cautioned reviewers that some bugs will be present in the build. Flash Player 10.1 indeed allows Web animations and movies to run smoothly, after some longer-than-expected load times. Slated for general release June 17, Adobe expects this newest version will allow it to push back against Apple, which has shunned Flash on popular mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. For Google, the prospect of offering a smartphone OS capable of running nearly the entirety of the Web's rich content must also be appealing.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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