madoco, has gotten his hands on a copy of the Desire ROM. He managed to get it to boot and most stuff is working as it should.
Notion Ink Adam? Ahead of their Mobile World Congress 2010 appearance next week, we caught up with the Notion Ink team to find out about Flash support, digital content, the latest prototype news and why developers should seriously consider creating software for the Adam. One of the stand-out devices from CES 2010 last month, the Android-based Tegra 2 tablet beat Apple's iPad to the slate hype and promises 1080p HD video and of course the power-sipping Pixel Qi display. Now, Notion Ink are planning an App Competition, with over $1m in the prize fund, to push development of Adam-compatible software. Meanwhile they've also confirmed that the tablet will run Flash; in fact they'll be demonstrating that in Barcelona next week. As for the iPad, well, Notion Ink reckon they've got a significant battery advantage over the Apple tablet; in fact they reckon - even without the Pixel Qi panel - they could last 2-3x as long as the iPad can on a single charge. You can read all the details over at SlashGear. Notion Ink Adam hands-on demo: [vms 3dc27118a0f19a198571]
HTC Hero that gets Flash playback capabilities: all Android devices will. The company has announced its Flash browser plugin for ARM-based Android devices, such as the HTC Magic and T-Mobile G1, running Cupcake 1.5. Bsquare had announced back in March that they were working on a Flash plugin with an unnamed "tier one" carrier. This latest news seems to suggest that their attempts at porting Flash have been successful; however, there's no sign of general availability for the plugin, with Bsquare seemingly targeting OEMs:
"Our Flash Platform technology browser plug-in will be valuable to OEMs building ARM-based smartbooks and to those who are developing other types of Android devices requiring a rich media experience that is fundamentally different than anything else available for users today" Larry Stapleton, VP global sales, BsquareOf course, the nature of the Android platform means that what arrives on one device soon gets ported to everything else, so even without an official release it's likely we'll see Flash on existing Android devices. No word on when Bsquare might release the plugin. [via jkOnTheRun]