Adobe Ships Flash 10.1 to Phone Makers

Pulkit Chandna

Android users will no longer have to put up with websites pocked with vexatiously barren patches. The full version of Flash 10.1 for Android will be be in the hands of handset makers on Tuesday. It has been redesigned from the ground up to provide an identical experience across various devices, including PCs , smartphones and tablets. A device with at least Android 2.2 (Froyo) is needed to run the rich media player in its new, mobile-friendly avatar.

"We may not see a huge number of these devices available on Tuesday, but the pipeline for Christmas, CES, Mobile World Congress next year is really exciting," Anup Muraka, director of technology strategy at Adobe, told IDG News Service . Though the mobile version promises a rich media experience on par with PCs, it boasts some new mobile-specific features, including support for multi-touch and accelerometers.

The latest version of the Flash player will soon debut on BlackBerry, Palm webOS, Windows Phone 7, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian phones .

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