Adobe Flash Goes Mobile, Android Gets First Taste

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Adobe on Tuesday said it has released Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for mobile platforms. Flash Player 10.1 was designed specifically for mobile devices. The updated mobile Flash Player is expected to hit Google Android smartphones first, with the launch of Google Android 2.2, aka Froyo.

According to Adobe, Flash Player 10.1 is already one of the top free applications in the Google Android Market.

"Mobile users will now be able to experience millions of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more," Adobe said in a statement announcing the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

The first Google Android 2.2 Froyo devices to get Flash 10.1 include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Incredible, Motorola Droid, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others.

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Following its launch on Android 2.2 Froyo, Flash Player 10.1 will land on smartphones and tablets running the most recent versions of Symbian, Palm webOS, BlackBerry, LiMo and Windows Phone 7 sometime by the end of 2010 or early 2011.

Adobe is working with partners such as AgencyNet, AKQA, Armor Games, Blitz,, HBO, JustinTV, Kongregate, Mochi Media, MSNBC Digital Network, Turner, Nickelodeon, Odopod, Photobucket, RAIN, Roundarch, Sony Pictures, South Park Studios, USA Network, Viacom and Warner Brothers to deliver mobile content.