We knew Adobe was getting Flash Player 10.1 ready for the Android platform and it has now been released to partners. Flash 10.1 requires Android 2.2 (Froyo), as earlier versions of Android cannot handle the requirements of the new Flash Player according to Adobe. The new Flash will be available for any phone running Froyo in the Android Market.
Adobe states the following Android phones are slated to get updated to Android 2.2:
- DROID by Motorola
- Dell Streak
- Google Nexus One
- Motorola MILESTONE
- HTC Evo
- HTC Incredible
- HTC Desire
- Samsung Galaxy S
I had the opportunity to test Flash 10.1 on a Nexus One running a pre-production release of Froyo and it worked very well. Virtually every web site with Flash content I visited worked as expected and without any lags.
Related research on GigaOM Pro (sub. req’d): Google’s Mobile Strategy: Understanding the Nexus One