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Adobe Intros Flash Player 10.1 Pre-Beta for Android

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May 20, 2010, 11:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Adobe announced the availability of Flash Player 10.1 pre-beta for the Android platform. The new Flash Player reviewer beta works on devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and up. The player has been built into the browser, and allows web-based Flash content to play and work as it does on desktop browsers. According to Adobe, the player supports touch gestures, accelerometers, and smart-scaling to fill the screen with content as on a stand-alone player. Adobe contends that most sites with Flash should "just work" though it has compiled a list of Flash-optimized sites with which the player works best. Adobe said that the player has been optimized to work with most major platforms and chipsets, such as ARM, AMD, nVidia, Qualcomm, Marvel, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Freescale. It can decode H.264 video on the fly, and includes a number of power-saving features such as smart rendering and sleep mode. Adobe is offering Flash Player 10.1 as a public pre-beta starting this week. It requires Android 2.2, which Adobe claims will be available to the Nexus One and Motorola Droid "immediately," with other devices such as the HTC EVO, Incredible, Desire, and Motorola Milestone following in the coming months. Adobe expects Flash Player 10.1 to become generally available to the Android platform and laptops starting in June. It is working to bring Flash Player 10.1 to other mobile platforms, such as Windows Phone 7, webOS, BlackBerry and Symbian, but it did not provide a timeframe.

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bluecoyote

May 20, 2010, 11:34 AM

I can't think of a single valid reason to put this on...

1) Sites like Hulu (much of whose content is elsewhere on the web like at NBC and ABC, etc.) is insanely slow.

2) What is that playing at, 8fps? And you have to navigate away from the page to stop the video?

Ridiculous.

3 This is on a Nexus One, which features hardware acceleration. Its video quality performance is worse than an HTC Hero decoding H.264 video, *and* it's worse than an original iPhone, both of which have significantly less processing power under the hood but are running a far more optimized codec.

Quite honestly the feature I hope they introduce first is the ability to turn Flash off.
enough said
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Look bluecoyote, I can respect your position on how you don't like flash or anything that can drain a battery faster then it should. Or how certain programs work better for some and vice versa.

But damn it I want the choice to do it. If I want to ...
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First of all I aready told you that Apple has been half assing the Iphone for a while, itg had *very* basic functions missing for a while.

Anyway, here, read this and be educated!!!

http://www.androidcentral.com/androids-andy-rubin-it ... »...
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bluecoyote said:
1) Sites like Hulu (much of whose content is elsewhere on the web like at NBC and ABC, etc.) is insanely slow.

2) What is that playing at, 8fps? And you have to navigate away from the page to stop the video?
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Flash has been supporting and using H.264 codec for a long time, and the mobile version of 10.1 uses H.264 as it's primary video codec... if you are a website developer, and you use the mobile optimization flash protocol, it puts all video in the H.26...
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Phone_Revenger

May 20, 2010, 12:08 PM

Newgrounds.com here I come!

I couldn't give 2 craps about video streaming from sites like hulu (not a lot of good shows to watch anyway)

But flash games I'm really excited about!

Besides for something like video streaming I'd wait, it's a little new and will need time to fix.
fairseth1304

May 20, 2010, 11:21 AM

It's a good thing

I got 2.1 on my Hero yesterday.... Sad
That might be as high as your phone may go since it came with 1.6 from the beginning unless some one comes out with a root.
Not anytime soon, they're working to bring it on: HTC EVO, Incredible, Desire, and Motorola Milestone.
Does live wallpapers work? I heard the 2.1 on the Hero might not include live wallpapers.
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devilsmafia

May 20, 2010, 11:12 AM

Excited....

I cannot wait for this on my Moto Droid. Drooling Drooling Drooling
I feel the same way, cant wait for 2.2 so I can get Flash.
 
 
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