Adobe Flash 10 Coming to Smartphones: Palm Pre first?


Adobe is finally getting Flash onto mobile handsets, with Palm’s Pre to be among the first later this year. Other supported platforms will include Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and Android, although those might not see Flash 10 integration until 2010. There’s no new info on Flash support for Apple’s iPhone at this time.

Adobe says “The smartphone Flash Player 10 release is targeted for desktop compatibility.” Full Flash support is huge, especially on ARM devices, which either have no Flash support or use a Flash Lite. With one of the main ARM weaknesses now set to go away later this year, does Intel still offer enough advantages for an x86-based handset in 2010? I’m not so sure about that now, but I am sure that Palm’s Pre is looking and sounding better.


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