Bsquare is a software developer for the embedded device community, and it has announced the release of an Adobe Flash browser plug-in for the Android platform running on ARM-based devices. The Flash plug-in requires Android 1.5 (Cupcake) or higher.
“The next version of Google’s Android operating system, ‘Cupcake,’ should be attractive to a wider segment of developers,” said Larry Stapleton, Bsquare’s vice president of global sales. “Our Flash Platform technology browser plug-in will be valuable to OEMs building ARM-based smartbooks and to those who are developing other types of Android devices requiring a rich media experience that is fundamentally different than anything else available for users today.”
We have recently seen an upcoming Android phone, the HTC Hero, running Flash in a browser, but there is no confirmation this is the same implementation announced today. One has to wonder why Android is the platform that gets Flash working first — perhaps because it is open source.