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Full Flash support headed to Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and WinMo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Oct 2009 13:13 User comments (3)

Full Flash support headed to Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and WinMo Adobe is making a lot of smartphone users happy today after announcing that Flash 10.1 will bring full support for Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry and WinMo. Notably missing is the iPhone however, with no word on the subject from the company.
Flash 10.1 will bring full Flash including GPU acceleration to smartphones, allowing for Hulu and HD YouTube playback. The update will also add support for accelerometers, multitouch and other touch features.

Android and Symbian betas are coming in January, everyone else will have to wait until "mid-2010." Regardless, the news is great for anyone with the above mentioned mobile OS.

“With Flash Player moving to new mobile platforms, users will be able to experience virtually all Flash technology based Web content and applications wherever they are,” added David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “We are excited about the broad collaboration of close to 50 industry leaders in the Open Screen Project and the ongoing collaboration with 19 out of the top 20 handset manufacturers worldwide. It will be great to see first devices ship with full Flash Player in the first half of next year.”

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3 user comments

15.10.2009 14:10

i wonder if this will work on the PSP. we need a new mobile flash version

25.10.2009 15:02

As soon as it's available in the US I'm getting the Sony Ericsson Satio, which runs on the Symbian. While as of late the iPhone has been getting basic features, it's not as amazing as its made to be.

35.10.2009 22:23

I wonder how the carriers feel about this? With at&t claiming increased bandwidth as the reason why the iPhone couldn't have mms until recently I can't see increased mobile video compatibility doing anything to help this cause.

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