Adobe releases Flash 10.1 player to mobile partners. Waiting for Godot is almost over

Waiting for a full Flash experience for a smartphone in your pocket, was like waiting for Godot these last few years.

We “knew” it should vastly improve browsing experience on our handset, we “knew” that it’s coming real soon now, and we were talking endlessly how great it will be, when we will have full Flash player working on our mobile.

And we’ve been patiently waiting for full Flash on Mobile to arrive for years now.

Today we can rejoice. Adobe says that the wait is almost over and they are releasing their Flash Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. The platforms getting the Flash Player include: Android, Blackberry, webOS, and future versions of Windows Phone, LiMO, Meego and Symbian.

So, for now, you can’t just download flash plugin on your mobile handset, and start accessing flash sites and videos, like you do it on your PC. Your handset vendor/operator will have to update the current firmware first, and send it to your phone. And that might still take a good while.

Adobe promises Flash 10.1 upgrades on Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S – the high end Android handsets.  To stay competitive, other vendors will have to follow suit soon, too.

The best  news here are that Adobe was finally able to finish the darn thing, so the new handsets, at least at high end, will come with Flash Player 10.1 pre-installed starting this fall.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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