Android 2.2 'Froyo' to Have Baked-In Flash Support
Speaking to the New York Times, Google's Andy Rubin (chief architect of Android) said that Android 2.2 will come with Flash built into the platform. The Times writes that Froyo will have "full support for Adobe’s Flash standard," which enables certain types of web-based content on handsets. Adobe has said that it will deliver Flash Player 10.1 for Android by the end of the first half of the year. It is currently setting up a beta program for testers interested in trying Flash Player 10.1.
Google Pushes Second Beta of Android 7.1.2
Google has released a second beta update for Android 7.1.2. Build NPG47I is rolling out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player devices, as long as those devices are enrolled in the public beta program.
Google Camera Adds Selfie Flash, Double-Tap to Zoom
The native Google Camera application, most often found on Nexus and Pixel phones, now includes a selfie flash. The flash works similar to that of the iPhone in that it fires a burst on the screen itself.
Polaroid Shows Off Two Android Smartphones
Polaroid today announced the Power and Snap smartphones, two Android handsets that will be sold to U.S. consumers online.
Motorola Debuts Budget-Friendly Moto E4 and E4 Plus
Motorola today announced the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus, two low-cost Android smartphones that sit one step up from the entry-level Moto C handsets. Both the E4 and E4 Plus run Android 7.1 Nougat and include Snapdragon 427 quad-core processors with 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
Microsoft Releases Cortana for Android in Beta Form
Microsoft today made its Cortana voice-activated personal assistant available to Android users via the Google Play Store beta channel. The app had previously only been available through a closed beta, but is now accessible through an open beta program.
So is this really a benefit to Android, or is this something you're adding for the sake of it.
I think it's stupid. I think Andy Rubin is stupid. This seems like it was done for the sole purpose to try and frame Apple's decision to not allow a proprietary 3rd party platform with a miserable track record in virtually every conceivable metric as an "evil" decision rather than actually make Android any better.
It reminds me of the people who called Apple evil for not supporting interchangeable audio DRM (it'd be a lot more 'open' if we used PlaysForSure!) instead of just thinking long term and I don't know... abolishing it.
I don't think anyone on the Android development team sees Flash as a viable platform for mobile content. (It ain't.) If they do it's a little ironic.
And uh Andy- Android is ...
I agree that certain aspects of flash aren't mobile-viable (Mouse-over interactions for example)... but there is *TONS* of flash stuff out ...
Here's my cynical take on it:
I think it's stupid. I think Andy Rubin is stupid. This seems like it was done for the sole purpose to try and frame Apple's decision to not allow a proprietary 3rd party platform w
2. and why cant i get android 2.1 update on my phone (moto cliq) or at least 1.6 and if not that can i atleast have some flash
1. Hungary is a country.
2. Cliq is getting 2.1. That's up to Moto, not El Goog. And none of the older chipsets are going to get Flash. G1, myTouch, Cliq and Cliq XT are sadly not going to get it.
The HTC EVO...