Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not fast, just Flash

Users will likely have a long wait while Android users can expect to experience the application's abilities first. While 10.1 has been released for proper computers the makers of the handheld variety have only just been given the tools for their OS. Today Google, Symbian, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Meego, LiMo and Palm all got what they need to make it happen. Android phones will likely get 10.1 before those with Windows phones because Adobe is only working to make it compatible with Windows Phone 7, the release date for which is unknown. However a Flash Beta 3 update is on the Android Market and the full release will be available via an over the air update. Available that is for users that have upgraded to Android 2.2, which is expected later this year. Devices supporting 2.2 and so Flash 10.1 are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC's Evo, Incredible and Desire and the Samsung Galaxy S. Flash Player 10.1 for mobiles has been redesigned to optimise it for power management, CPU use, multi-touch screens, zooming and auto-switching screen orientation. Adobe says, "The...rendering feature ensures that Flash content is running only when it becomes visible...reducing CPU and battery consumption. Flash automatically slows down when the device [is in] screen saver mode.