Apple has shunned away Flash, but Adobe has not yet let hopes of making it big on the mobile browsers. Android and Me have spotted a new version of Flash 10.1 running on a Nexus One with Android 2.2.
A new video uploaded by Adobe evangelist Ryan Stewart shows a Nexus One with Android 2.2 running flash videos using Flash 10.1. Google has not yet released Android 2.2 to the public and the OS codenamed FroYo will be unveiled at this month’s Google IO conference.
Android based phones have recently surpassed the iPhone OS and are now the largest OS running on mobile phones for the first quarter of 2010, so running Flash on the OS would definitely mean that Flash will still be alive for sometime to come.
Watch the video of Flash 10.1 running on a Nexus One with Android 2.2 below.
Adobe just joined the likes of Google in employee love. Yes. Android phones are being given away to employees at Adobe for free.
Adobe announced on last Thursday that it would put a new version of Flash for Android on display. This version of Flash targets Froyo, which is Android 2.2. This can be Adobe’s move to clean sweep all iPhones from its compounds. After all, we know what Apple did to Adobe. Just the last month, Adobe had confirmed that it will not have flash for the iPhone anymore. This is the least Adobe could do in reply.
Though, coming to the serious talk, this is Adobe’s plan to make its employees (especially developers) familiar with Android as that is the next prospective platform that they will be targeting from now onwards. The phones will come with Flash pre-installed.
The exact model of the giveaway is not known though; it is speculated to be a Nexus One.
Adobe has over 8,600 employees and has refused to release any official statement on this. So, it is not even clear if the phone will go to all employees or just the ones working on Flash Player 10.1 for Android. However, I really liked this idea of free Android phone giveaways. It is kind of an attempt by companies to increase their Karma.
The latest known version of Android i.e. Android 2.2 (Froyo) brings new features with it. Android 2.1 which is the latest version currently out in the market, didn’t brought new features with it, but Android 2.2 brings automatic updates for applications with it.
Now this is a cool feature for users who have lots of applications on their Android device and have trouble updating each application manually. As an Android user, I welcome this feature. When users download an application, it will ask for a permission for automatic updating. So, once you select this option you are free from the future updating troubles.
Android 2.2 will be also bringing features like more additional RAM, which you have already read in our article here.
Android handsets have been coming out from the various mobile manufacturers stable at a brisk pace. The development of Android OS has also been pretty good. The OS has been gaining market share by leaps and bounds. Currently, the latest version of the Android OS is 2.1. Reports suggest that Android 2.2 will soon be announced. The Android v2.2 is named Froyo. The new version of the Google OS will come with some major changes under the hood.
The reported features include:
*Free additional RAM
*OpenGL ES 2.0 enhancements
*Flash 10.1 support
*Fixed problem with crazy screen/ Resolution of cross multitouch
*Activation of Color Trackball
*Enable FM radio
The most important change in Android 2.2 is the JIT compiler. The JIT compiler translates the application written in JAVA to native code. This leads to significantly better performance, richer graphics and better battery life. There is also Flash 10.1 support in the latest version of the OS. The new version of Android OS is also expected to enable Wi-Fi n support in devices which have the required hardware. The Linux kernel of Android will also get an update from 2.6.29 to 2.6.32. This will lead to additional free RAM on the various Android devices.
It is expected that that the latest version of the Android OS will be announced on May 19th, during the Google’s I/O event.