Flash 10.1 for Android, Not All Devices Supported

by on February 27, 2010
in Android

adobe-flash-logoAdobe has been demonstrated Flash several times on Android devices. The first time was two years ago on the G1, but everytime the release of Flash 10.1 has been delayed due to some or the other performance issues.

Most of these issues are because of the first generation of Android devices, i.e G1, myTouch 3G etc. and for that, Adobe has decided to drop out Flash support for these devices.

Flash 10.1 for Android will only work with devices having a ARMv7 (Cortex) based processor running at the back end. ARMv6 (ARM11) won’t be supported, which means the HTC Hero has also been dropped out.

Hi all,

You can expect the final release for Android to be available mid-year. All Android devices that meet our minimum s/w and h/w requirements will be supported. Unfortunately, I cannot say a lot more publicly about our port to the Android platform at this time.

As for WinMo, we have made the tough decision to defer support for that platform until WinMo7. This is due to the fact that WinMo6.5 does not support some of the critical APIs that we need.

As for your other questions:
* Yes, we will support the Motorola Milestone.
* No, the HTC Hero will not be supported b/c it does not have the correct Anroid OS version and it’s chipset is not powerful enough. We require a device with an ARM v7 (Cortex) processor. Examples include the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and TI OMAP3 series.

Best regards,

The only two devices that are currently available in the market which will be able to run Flash 10.1 for Android are the Nexus One and Motorola Droid.

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