Adobe has been offering a beta version of Flash Player 10.1 for Google Android for the past few months, but it only works with devices running Google Android 2.2. Officially, the OS isn’t available to the general public yet, but there are already a few folks running pre-release versions of Android 2.2 on the Google Nexus One and other phones who have been testing Flash 10.1 for a while. Today Adobe removed the beta label, announcing the final build of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile.
Adobe’s press release drops a few hints about phones that are expected to be updated to Android 2.2 Froyo soon, including:
- Dell Streak
- Google Nexus One
- HTC Evo
- HTC Desire
- HTC Incredible
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Milestone
- Samsung Galaxy S
Adobe is also making Flash Player 10.1 available for BlackBerry and WebOS devices as well as “future versions of “Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo, and Symbian. Noticeably absent from the list of supported platforms is iOS, but that was Apple’s choice, not Adobe’s.
Ultimately, you’ll be able to download and install the app on phones running supported operating systems, but it will be up to device makers to make the software available. Adobe is also working with device makers to pre-install Flash Player 10.1 on smartphones, tablets, and othermobile devices.
I’m running Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta on my Nexus One and haven’t been prompted to update yet, but I suspect the new version should be available soon.