Flash player 10.1 on Google’s Nexus One

January 19th, 2010 - Posted by Catalin in General discussion


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Once Google launched the newest Android based smartphone (Nexus One) Adobe has announced that Flash will be supported. They have already published video content with a short demo of the Flash Player 10.1 successfully running on Nexus One. This is possible because this smartphone has the Snapdragon integrated processor and the Android 2.1 software.

Users will be able to view different Flash based content like videos, advertising and even play Flash games online. In an interview, Adrian Ludwig from Adobe has been stated that a lot of work still needs to be done till the final phases of the release.

Here are two snapshots of Flash being demonstrated on the Nexus One:

Sample 1



Sample 2


The project is called Open Screen Project and Google has been working with HTC and Qualcomm to release the beta version of the flash player which is expected to be released till the end of July 2010.

A boost on the Android market is expected with this feature available but many people will still be iPhone users because Nexus One is not really a trend setter. Why not ? Because Nokia N900 already supports Flash Player (since version 9.4) with Maemo browser and now will be upgraded to version 10.1.

More information about the Maemo browser can be found HERE.

You can see below the Adobe presentation at Adobe Max 2009 where a list of smartphones supporting Flash is presented. Nokia N900 and Nexus One are included:


It will be interesting to see how the Nexus One processor will support all the flash elements and the interactivity. You can read more about the flash players and flash streaming HERE.

Catalin
Professional Streaming Consultant

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