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.
Nov 29, 2017
Andy Rubin is taking some time away from Essential Products, where he is CEO. The company's day-to-day operations will be handled by president Niccolo de Masi during Rubin's absence.
Dec 11, 2017
Andy Rubin has returned to his duties as CEO of Essential Products after a very short leave of absence, reports Recode. Rubin took leave from Essential in late November after a relationship he had with a coworker during his time at Google became public.
May 24, 2018
Essential Products is for sale, reports Bloomberg, and has cancelled plans to develop a new phone. The company has hired a financial firm in order to help advise it on a potential sale, according to Bloomberg's sources, who also say Essential has already received interest from one possible buyer.
Oct 16, 2017
A company called Keyssa has filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Essential, the maker of the PH-1 smartphone, backed by former Google exec Andy Rubin. The lawsuit pertains to magnetic wireless connectors that can pass information and current from one device to another, such as the magnetic module accessory system used on the PH-1.
Feb 13, 2018
Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
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...