Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Released to Mobile Partners

Now on Android, others to taste it soon

Today, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the release of its Adobe Flash Player 10.1 technology to the company's mobile partners. According to the company, the new solution has been built from scratch with new mobile specific features and with a great focus on the performance levels it can offer. Flash Player 10.1 is the first release of the solution to offer a full web experience both to desktop and mobile users.

Through the new release, mobile phone users will be able to access millions of websites that include rich applications and content inside the browser. When it comes to the content now available for mobile users, Adobe counts games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.

“We are thrilled that more than three million Flash designers and developers are now able to unleash their creativity on the world of smart phones, tablets, netbooks, televisions and other consumer electronics,” David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business at Adobe, commented. “The combined power of the leading rich media technology platform with millions of passionate creatives is sure to impact the world in ways we haven’t even imagined yet.”

Flash Player 10.1 has been already released into the wild for Google's Android mobile operating system. The solution has become one of the top free apps in the Android Market, yet the final version of Flash Player 10.1 won't become available for smartphones and tablets before Android 2.2 is here. Existing devices should be upgraded to the new Android OS, including the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others.

However, it should be noted that Flash Player 10.1 was not released only for Adobe's partners working on Android-based devices. The solution is meant to be supported on devices powered by BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS too, and should arrive on handsets based on them as an over-the-air upgrade within the following months. New devices, set to land on the market during this time frame, should have Flash Player 10.1 pre-installed.

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