Flash Player 10 Beta comming

Works on most smartphones...

Published Tue, Jun 23 2009 9:53 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
There is good news and bad in the world of Adobe's Flash Player 10.

The good news is that there is a new Beta out that looks like it will work with just about all of the smartphones out. This includes Android, Win Mobile, Palm's WebOS and Symbian.

The Bad news? Well if you have not figured it out, Apple's iPhone OS is not included again. Despite being promised for a couple of years Flash Player for iPhone is just not looking like it will happen anytime soon.

It is another compelling reason for people to Jailbreak their iPhones, After all VLC4iPhone plays flash video (along with a host of other formats).

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In a Q2 audio press release, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen confirmed that Adobe will release a beta version of Flash Player 10 in October for a number of smartphone browsers, including Windows Mobile, Google Android, Palm WebOS, and Symbian. In addition, Narayen said ARM, Nvidia, Broadcom, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm are currently optimizing the player for their products.

Obviously, this is great news for smartphone owners, but one platform noticeably missing from the list is the iPhone OS. This doesn't rule out Flash support on iPhones in the future, however. In the past, Adobe executives have stated that it's coming but that Apple is operating on its own schedule.

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