The Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon however, which was finally announced earlier today, is the first Android-powered device to launch with Froyo on board, and, moreover, to get Flash preinstalled. Flash Player 10.1 on the Droid 2 is hardware accelerated and Droid 2 owners won’t have to do anything to benefit from Flash support, there’s no OS to update, no app to download, just start the browser, point it to their favorite Flash-powered website and everything works.
To demonstrate this, Adobe have created a promotional video that shows Flash running on the Droid 2. Here it is.
While Apple are still of the opinion that Flash is something bad that horribly slows down the systems it runs on, the Android world is happy to accomodate Adobe’s plugin. And don’t forget, if you’re a die-hard Apple fan, but still want Flash on your iDevice, there’s a way.
The Motorola Droid 2 will be available online tomorrow and in stores on Thursday and certainly has the potential to at least match its predecessor’s sales.
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