I watched a demo of Flash 10.1 beta running on the soon to be released Android 2.2 OS, code named Froyo, and it ain’t half bad. Froyo should be available within the next couple weeks if it’s not out already, and the Flash 10.1 app should be final on June 17th. This is Adobe’s attempt to prove that Flash CAN run on a mobile platform to attack Apple’s claims that it can’t.
From the looks of the video the beta version of Flash 10.1 on an Android phone actually looks pretty damn good. I mean it’s far from the desktop version of Flash, but from the looks of the demo things are looking up for Adobe. The video streaming looks pretty smooth, sites running Flash content look fluid, and the Flash games seem playable. Just remember this demo is running on beta versions of the Android 2.2 OS, and the beta of Flash 10.1, so it’s not a final build, which means more improvements could be down the road.
Check out the video below for the hands-on demo. I can’t wait to get my HTC Incredible and start diving into this Android deal. I’m really starting to dig the innovations, and it seems Google keeps up on improving the OS. You’ve found the Droid you’re looking for…
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