Flash 10.1 still needs android enhancements to come Q2 2010!


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  1. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sounds like a cop out to me but maybe it is the reason they removed the coming first half of 2010 on the flash dialog on the droid? Quoted from Engadget:
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    As you may have noticed, there were a few reports making the rounds earlier today that suggested Flash 10.1 for Android would be limited to phones running Android 2.1. Adobe itself didn't seem to be saying much about the matter, however, so we inquired with them and received a statement that raises about as many questions as it answers. According to Adrian Ludwig, group product marketing manager for Flash Platform:​
    Adobe, Google, and other members of the Open Screen Project are working together to make ensure the full Web experience can be delivered on largest possible number of devices. Support for full Flash Player 10.1 requires some enhancements to existing versions of Android. These enhancements are expected to be available as an upgrade to existing devices and for new devices starting in Q2 2010.​
    The key detail there, obviously, is that support for the full Flash Player 10.1 will indeed require "some enhancements" to current versions of Android, meaning that one way or another you'll have to update, and that an update for every Android phone isn't necessarily guaranteed. What the statement doesn't confirm, however, is whether those "enhancements" are, in fact, Android 2.1, or an update of some sort that will follow Android 2.1 -- we'll let you know if we get any further clarification on that."

    So what do you guys think? Do we expect a 2.2? Or is this a ploy to keep away from the idea that they ran into a lot of issues?
     

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    It's just market speak, I wouldn't read into it one way or another. Q2 is not far off from starting.
     
  3. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes very true I just wonder what they are thinking is coming then that is not 2.1? Is there a secret new sparkling OS waiting to be released lol!
     
  4. dmodert66

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    There are likely small things that need to be in place for Flash 10.1 to work. Google probably gives test code to Adobe (and others) while it is still in beta form. The question then becomes, will it be 2.1 required, or something higher? I can see either happening. It WILL run on 2.1 (the Adobe rep at CES had it running on 2 droids). So either they are talking about 2.1, or it ran like crap on 2.1 and Adobe needed Google to do some additional tweaking to the OS to make it run better...

    Just my 2 cents though...
     
  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Indeed, it may just mean they have to have Google help them modify some really low level stuff in the OS. The Flash Player works so well (imo) because it's basically coded in assembly.
     

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