Adobe Shows Off Flash Player on the Motorola Droid 2 [Update]

August 10, 2010
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We all know that the Motorola Droid 2 is launching on August 12th. Pre-orders start tomorrow, folks. And, we all know that Android 2.2 is coming pre-installed on the device, as it's one of the main selling points of the upgraded Droid model. And with Froyo, also comes Flash Player. While there's been a huge furor over whether or not it even works on the device, as many original Droid owners are having a heck of a time with their own upgrade to Froyo and utilizing the software, it looks like Adobe themselves wanted to calm folks down. So, here's a video.

And, sure enough, it looks like it works. And, we can confirm that Adobe's Flash Player is definitely featured right on the Droid 2's box, so it's a pretty big deal to Motorola, Verizon, and of course Adobe. However, to get into the details, it looks like Adobe currently has their Flash Player 10.1 Beta at version number 3, and the final version is all set to get released on August 16th at the Adobe Android summit. So, that should mean all the other devices out there that can use the service, will be able to without a problem. Devices like the Samsung Galaxy S line-up, the Droid X, and the HTC Incredible should all get updated in due time.

[Update]: Here's an official statement from Adobe, about the state of Flash Player 10.1, its Beta tag, and when it's going to launch to other devices:

"Adobe released Flash Player 10.1 in June to OEM and platform partners worldwide. This is the final release that partners like HTC and Verizon/Motorola are distributing to their customers. Examples are the HTC Evo, HTC Desire and the new DROID 2 by Motorola, which is the first smartphone that will come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1. We expect additional Android devices and other mobile platforms to get Flash Player 10.1 over the next few weeks. The version of Flash Player 10.1 that is available on the Android Market for the Google Nexus One is a Beta 3. A final release will be posted shortly."

[via Android and Me]


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