Flash 10 coming to Windows Mobile in October 2009


22, 2009

flashIcon As we have become more and more used to browsing desktop-class websites with our smartphones, the more apparent the lack of flash video on our devices have become, hence the popularity of browsers like Skyfire.

Proxied web browsers concern many however, so the news delivered by Shantanu Naraye, CEO of Adobe, in their recently announced earnings call that their new mobile Flash Player 10 client is coming to Windows Mobile is very welcome.

“We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early version of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our Max conference in October. Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian OS, Windows Mobile and the new Palm Web OS will be the first devices to support web browsing with the new Flash player…”

The release will come during October at Adobe MAX 2009 and should bring access to flash based sites like Hulu or even simple things like previewing tracks on Amazon. The performance of Flash should also be much better, with the software being optimised for hardware acceleration on the newer generation of devices.

Source: Android Authority via Mobileburn.

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