Adobe has announced that they are taking their Flash Player 10.1 software to Blackberry and Symbian OS based systems.Currently, Flash Player 10.1 has only been made available for Android 2.2 [Froyo]. Adobe is expected to focus its efforts on the new HP webOS 2.0 next.
While Apple won’t support Flash on their devices, Adobe recently announced that two million Adobe Flash downloads have already occurred on Google Android based devices, despite the fact that many mobile based web pages have yet to implement the technology.
There are currently no official release dates on the various platforms, with the company only saying Flash Player 10.1 is “expected” to come to each OS soon. This follows their announcement of Adobe Air 2.5 coming to tablets, phones, and TVs.
Check out the press release if you are interested:
Flash Player 10.1
Already one of the top free apps on Android Market, with more than 50,000 users giving it a 4.5-out-of-5 star rating, Flash Player 10.1 brings rich Flash based content to mobile devices inside the browser. The runtime is now certified on close to a dozen Android devices and will become available on dozens more over the coming weeks and months. Adobe also announced that Flash Player 10.1 was downloaded more than 2 million times from Android Market. In addition to Android Market, the runtime is distributed directly by device manufacturers and operators via pre-installs and operating system upgrades. Flash Player 10.1 is available on Android and Google TV today, with BlackBerry platform, HP webOS 2.0, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian OS also expected to support Flash Player 10.1. For a list of devices supported today, visit Adobe Flash Player 10.1 certified devices.
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