Adobe Flash 10.1 Coming to Smartphones

5 Oct 2009 | Smartphone , Software | 0 comments


adobe flash 10 smartphonesAdobe has announced that its famous Flash Player is getting closer and closer to being launched on a range of smartphones and other handheld devices.

The company will be launching a public beta of Flash for Palm webOS and Windows Mobile later this year, with Google Android and Symbian to follow shortly after, in early 2010. Research in Motion's BlackBerry will also support Flash, but it's not exactly clear when. If Apple doesn't jump on the bandwagon, it will be left out. And from what we're seeing and what Apple thinks of Flash, it will most likely happen.

Until now, smartphone users were only able to use Flash Lite, because of the limited processing power of the devices and the high demand of Flash.

Flash for Windows Mobile will require version 6.5, and Flash for Android will be only work for version 2.0 of the OS. Flash will require at least a 500-MHz ARM11 processor, so the Palm Pre, HTC Touch Pro2, and BlackBerry Bold meet that requirement. Devices with lower processing power will only be "Flash enabled" with a subset of features.