Adobe has been promising Flash on for the Android platform over the last year, but they have yet to deliver (remember those demos on the G1?). We expected to get the first public beta for Flash 10.1 at last year’s Adobe MAX conference, but it was delayed.
The latest word out of Adobe is that Flash 10.1 will require Android 2.0+ and be available sometime in the first half of 2010.
While we continue to wait on Flash, Adobe has now begun showing off Air for Android. Adobe Air extends the mobile capabilities of Flash Player 10.1 by delivering applications outside the browser and across multiple operating systems. This allows users to play games offline and improves reliability and access.
Check out the videos below to watch Adobe employees taunt you with software you can’t access. Note the second demo which shows Flash running on the Dell Mini 5. Earlier reports suggest the Dell Mini 5 will ship with Android 1.6, so I’m a little confused why Adobe claims Flash 10.1 requires Android 2.0.
Who thinks Adobe hits their public release target of 1H 2010?