Adobe platform evangelist Ryan Stewart put together a video showing off Adobe Flash on Google Android. Of course, Flash Player isn’t available for the platform yet — and it won’t be until Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) is available soon. But Stewart happens to have a Google Nexus One running a pre-release version of Android 2.2, and you can get a sneak peek at a few changes in the operating system in his video.
Toward the end of the video you can see the desktop of Stewart’s phone, and it looks like the program launcher has been tweaked a bit. In addition to a box that you can hit to open the 3D program launcher with a complete list of installed apps, there appear to be shortcuts for the web browser and phone dialer. It’s not clear whether these shortcuts are customizable or not, but odds are these are two apps you’re likely to need pretty frequently, so I could live with the new UI even if it’s not customizable.
Of course, the bulk of Stewart’s video concerns Adobe Flash on the Nexus One, and I have to say it looks pretty good. Video and interactive content seems to load quickly and play smoothly. And you can interact with Flash content much the same way you would on a desktop browser –although there’s no easy way to hover over content on a touchscreen device the way you would with a mouse.
You can check out the video after the break.
via Android And Me