Sony, Warner Bros. and Others Optimize Flash Sites for Android

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Sony Pictures (s SNE), Warner Bros. (s TWX), Epix and Nickelodeon (s VIA) are just a few of the video publishers that have created Flash-enabled websites that are optimized for viewing on Google (s GOOG) Android devices, according to the Google cache of an Adobe (s ADBE) Mobile Showcase page that has since been taken down. (Hat tip to Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur, who tweeted about it yesterday.)

The page lists a number of sites that were built for viewing on Nexus One mobile handsets using the latest version of the Adobe Flash plugin, version 10.1, which was designed to run on Google Android and other mobile devices. Last week at the Google I/O developer conference, Adobe announced that Flash would be made available for devices running Android version 2.2.

The availability of Flash games and video on Android phones comes in stark contrast to the contentious relationship Adobe has had with Apple (s AAPL), which does not support Flash on its iPhone or iPad mobile devices. Instead, publishers that want to display video on those devices must use HTML5 and H.264 encoding to do so. In fact, when the iPad was released, Apple created its own list of sites that were optimized for the device.

Adobe has not responded to a request for comment on why the page was taken down, but below you can see the complete list of categories and sites that were featured on the Adobe Mobile Showcase page.

Featured Sites

  • Kongregate (mobile optimized)
  • Sony Pictures (mobile optimized)
  • Nickelodeon (mobile optimized)
  • Miniclip (mobile optimized)
  • South Park Studios (mobile optimized)
  • Warner Brothers (mobile optimized)


  • Kongregate (mobile optimized)
  • Nickelodeon (mobile optimized)
  • Miniclip (mobile optimized)
  • South Park Studios (mobile optimized)
  • Armor Games (mobile optimized)


  • BBC
  • Wall Street Journal Online
  • National Geographic
  • Nifty
  • Spiegel
  • Google Finance

Online Video
Video Sharing

  • Blip TV
  • Dailymotion

Video Blogging

  • Buzznet

TV Shows

  • TBS
  • TNT
  • BET

Premium Content

  • Crackle
  • Atlantic Records

Movie Content

  • Sony Pictures (mobile optimized)
  • Epix HD (mobile optimized)
  • Moviefone
  • Warner Brothers (mobile optimized)
  • Yahoo Movies

Independent Animation

  • Crunchyroll
  • Angry Alien Production
  • Dude Studios

Learning and Education

  • Ted Talks
  • Ecoda Zoo
  • Nasa – Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • PBS Kids
  • Touchspin Periodic Table


  • Sky Sports
  • NHL Video Center
  • FIFA World Cup
  • Formula 1 Races
  • NBA Video


  • Amazon
  • Burberry
  • Prada
  • HTC

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