Adobe to Push Flash 10.2 to Android Devices March 18
Adobe today announced that it plans to deliver Flash Mobile Player 10.2 to compatible Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb devices starting on March 18 (the Honeycomb version will be a beta). Most of the improvements of Flash 10.2 are directed at Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices, and include hardware acceleration for H.264 video and better integration with the Android 3.0 browser. Smartphones running Flash 10.2 should notice improved scrolling and overall performance of Flash within the browser, including improved support for touch-based software QWERTY keyboards and optimization for newer hardware, such as those running two cores. Flash Player Mobile 10.2 will be downloadable from the Android Market on March 18.
Samsung Makes Its Internet Browser Available to Most Android Phones
Samsung has made a version of its mobile browser available to non-Samsung handsets. The company has been beta testing Samsung Internet Browser on Nexus and Pixel phones since April.
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.
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.
Alcatel 1x to Be TCL's First Android Go Phone
TCL's Alcatel brand today announced the 1x, an entry-level Android device that runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. The phone is part of TCL's new lineup of Android handsets, all of which feature 18:9 displays.
What is the performance/battery life supposed to be like?
Is 10.2 going to be any better?