Motorola XOOM won’t get Flash support until Spring 2011

February 21, 2011
4

The Motorola XOOM may be shaping up to be the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to reach the market, but it won't be bringing all of its features from the start. According to a tiny disclaimer at the bottom of Verizon's listing for the slate, the XOOM won't have Adobe Flash support until Spring 2011.

Adobe had already said that it was working on Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb, so it seems that Android 3.0 won't launch with Flash Player 10.1 as is available for current Android smartphones. Considering Flash support is an oft-cited advantage of Android over iOS on the iPad, that decision could well come back to haunt Adobe, Google and OEMs.

[via Engadget]


Recent Stories

  • http://www.facebook.com/sethlevy Seth Levy

    Motorola will always succeed in one thing: finding a way to disappoint its stupidly loyal followers over and over again. I say this as one of those people! Pretty embarrassed right now as I have evangelized the Xoom more than is probably healthy. Thanks Moto!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sethlevy Seth Levy

    Motorola will always succeed in one thing: finding a way to disappoint its stupidly loyal followers over and over again. I say this as one of those people! Pretty embarrassed right now as I have evangelized the Xoom more than is probably healthy. Thanks Moto!

    • http://twitter.com/c_davies Chris Davies

      To be fair, I don’t think this is entirely Motorola’s fault – sounds like it will impact all Honeycomb-based tablets, and the XOOM just so happens to be first out the door.

    • st8Jonesing

      I cannot agree any more with this statement that I do now…for some reason, I stick it out with Motorola even though they continue to make stupid decisions. If Flash for Honeycomb (one of the MAJOR selling points for this over an iPad) isn’t ready out of the gate…don’t release it yet! And you have to love that this news gets out a day after Best Buys have already started taking pre-orders. Between Moto with the Flash failure or Verizon with the “1 month subscription lockdown” failure, I not sure who I’m more disappointed with. But one things for sure, they are both making it very easy to either wait for the wifi only version or skip the Xoom all together.