Feb 15 AT 2:41 PM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

Adobe teases us with Flash and Air demos on Android

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?

Source: Adobe

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  • http://Website Todd

    I am the only one reading this post on their Android phone and choking on the irony?

    Post topic is Flash on Android, prompting me to watch the Flash based video about Flash on Android, but being shown “blue lego” missing Flash plug-in icons?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Blame Adobe for not placing their videos on a mobile friendly service like YouTube.

  • http://Website Roy Morris

    Adobe fails in every way shape and form. I am not looking forward to it for one main reason. Security holes.

  • http://Website Noe

    Ahahaha I’m also on my android phone gotta love the irony

  • http://Website Hans

    Lol, android phone here too.

  • http://twitter.com/androidsNsheep dotster

    I was confused by Flash running on the Dell Mini 5 until I saw this post on Engadget:

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/15/dell-mini-5-will-run-something-newer-than-android-1-6-at-launc/

    I sooooo want the Mini 5.

  • http://Website David

    Android here too… 8)

  • http://Website jerry

    Booo! Quit lagging it and get back to work, Adobe. I can’t even see it on my phone.

  • http://Website k

    It’s about time that flash is being made available on mobile devices. I’m tired of seeing that icon with the blasted line over it.

    Most people who have a smartphone have fast enough connections to view the swf content. This should have been made available a heck of a lot sooner.

    Nonetheless I’m still happy to see it coming to Android

  • http://Website k

    It’s about time that flash is being made available on mobile devices. I’m tired of seeing that icon with the blasted exclamation mark over it.

    Most people who have a smartphone have fast enough connections to view the swf content. This should have been made available a heck of a lot sooner.

    Nonetheless I’m still happy to see it coming to Android

  • http://www.iansapp.com Ian

    Does anybody else wish Google would push Adobe to release this ASAP?

    Think about the potential. This would defiantly increase the game quality, UI quality (I’m so tired of 70% of my android apps being a black green, default buttons, and default text box), and will bring more developers our way.

    This could help Android gain a boost over the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. I agree that yes, there are probably going to be security holes, but I still think that it will help bring more quality apps and games to Android.

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  • http://Website Mez

    Yawn. So so very bored of seeing these videos. Just bloody release it already. If not a full ‘push’ release, then an alpha version would be just as great for now.
    Surely the feedback from an alpha/beta release would be invaluable for Adobe. What gives?

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