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Adobe Flash not coming to Android until 2010

October 6, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

Android News

Adobe Flash not coming to Android until 2010

Android users were originally expected to see an official version of Adobe Flash beginning this month. However, those expectations were dashed when Adobe announced that it would deliver Flash to Windows Mobile and Palm Pre now but hold off on Android support until 2010.

Um, what the heck happened? Just a few months ago, Adobe painted the picture that Flash 10 would appear on Android and other platforms by October 2009. We even saw some Flash functionality come to the HTC Hero and it seemed like Adobe was just fine-tuning Flash. Now we hear that Flash 10 will support Windows Mobile and webOS first?

The Adobe MAX conference is underway and was originally thought to be the time when the first round of test versions would be released to people outside the Adobe family. Looks like we’ll have to twiddle our thumbs and wait for the new release window of 2010. I won’t be holding my breath. As I said in the Sprint HTC Hero review post, I wasn’t too impressed with Flash, but I’d still like to see an official release to other phones in the hopes that Adobe can improve it.