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Android 2.2 will have Flash support built-in

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2010 19:30 User comments (6)

Android 2.2 will have Flash support built-in Google's Andy Rubin has revealed this week that the upcoming Android firmware, version 2.2 (froyo) will have built-in full Flash support.
Rubin managed to take a subtle shot at Apple during the interview with the NYTimes, in regards to the "openness" of the Android operating system.

When asked if consumers acutally cared whether a smartphone OS is open, he compared closed platforms, like that of the iPhone OS to totalitarian governments.

"When they can't have something, people do care. Look at the way politics work. I just dont want to live in North Korea," Rubin says.

He adds: "Sometimes being open means not being militant about the things consumer are actually enjoying."

It is unclear when 2.2 will begin hitting smartphones, but it is expected, at least on the Nexus One and other top-end phones within the next couple of months.

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6 user comments

128.4.2010 23:12

According to the Adobe website: "Adobe Flash Player 10 is coming to Android 2.0 and future releases in the first half of 2010"

I would still be surprised to see it included in 2.2, flash is a download on every other platform...so why should Android be any different?

228.4.2010 23:55

well in Google Chrome, flash is built into it, so they're likely to do the same for their mobile OS

329.4.2010 20:05

ill believe it when i see it..

430.4.2010 14:51

Hope this is true.

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