Adobe may have been busy showing off Adobe AIR and Flash Player 10.1 on mobile phones in February… but the company isn’t quite ready to finalize things just yet. While we’d been hearing that Flash Player 10.1 would be available during the first half of 2010, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told Fox Business recently that Flash will be on mobile devices during the second half of 2010.
It’s pretty clear at this point that Adobe ain’t ever going to make it to the iPhone. Not if Steve Jobs has anything to say about it, anyway. And as it turns out, he does.
So what we’re talking about is Flash support for Google Android, Palm WebOS, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. There’s already a Flash Player Lite player for Windows Mobile devices, but the difference is that Flash Player 10.1 will be able to handle anything the desktop version of Flash can, including games and high quality video.
Update: Adobe says Narayen’s comments were taken out of context… and that while phones with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 pre-loaded won’t ship until the second half of 2010, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Android, BlackBerry, and WebOS should be available for download by the end of June.