Feb 25 AT 6:48 PM Taylor Wimberly 116 Comments

No Flash 10.1 for 1st gen Android phones

We first saw Flash demoed on the G1 two years ago, but the software is not publicly available yet. If you believe all the rumblings, Flash 10.1 for Android has been delayed several times due to performance issues.

What is Adobe’s solution to the performance issues? Drop support for all first generation Android devices.

In a new post on the official Adobe forums, it was revealed that Flash 10.1 for Android will require at least an ARMv7 (Cortex) based processor.

“You can expect the final release for Android to be available mid-year.  All Android devices that meet our minimum s/w and h/w requirements will be supported.  Unfortunately, I cannot say a lot more publicly about our port to the Android platform at this time.

No, the HTC Hero will not be supported b/c it does not have the correct Anroid OS version and it’s chipset is not powerful enough.  We require a device with an ARM v7 (Cortex) processor.  Examples include the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and TI OMAP3 series.”Antonio FloresAdobe

I’ll skip the lecture on ARM architecture and cut to the chase. The only U.S. Android phones on the market that meet this requirement are the Motorola Droid and HTC Nexus One.

Almost everything else is ARMv6 (ARM11) and will not support Flash 10.1.

U.S. Android phones that will not support Flash 10.1:

  • Sprint Hero
  • Sprint Moment
  • T-Mobile G1
  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G
  • T-Mobile CLIQ
  • T-Mobile Behold II
  • Verizon Droid Eris
  • Verizon Devour

Please note that some of these devices like the Eris and Devour include Flash Lite that was added by the handset maker.

Via: Androinica

Source: Adobe Forums

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  • http://Website Nithin Jino

    Oh well. Personally I don’t care right now since I’m getting a new android phone sooner or later.

    I tried out flash using a hero rom. It is ok but not really that useful. I seen a demo of flash on the desire and the games run slow.

    If only they can make a website that has phone friendly touch screen flash games that are fast…that may change my opinion entirely.

    • http://Website Doug

      Everybody on here is so freaking retarded, there is a new app out called sky fire, yes its beta so it is buggy but getting better and it has flash, DOWNLOAD IT and quit complaining jeez…

  • http://Website Christian Mello

    …darn

    I’m actually getting sorry that I bought my myTouch in November.

    • http://Website Nithin Jino

      Just wait until devs come out with a full Android 2.1 ROM and they can easily put flash in it if flash gets to the Nexus One.

    • http://Website Keith

      Same here, I bought mine in December. Little did I know there was so much I missed out on. and I have my phone for 2 more years…

  • http://www.xpopxkidx110.webs.com N!¢K

    I am sooooo disappointed. I was very excited for this but in the end was just sad. *screams*

  • http://Website Ramon

    Good thing I sold my G1 and droid for the Nexus One..lol

  • http://Website treefq

    This is why I am getting upset about HTC still releasing phones with 1st gen hardware. The Hero/Eris should have been the last phones released with the old architecture.

    • http://twitter.com/Android_Kev Android_Kev

      I agree. The new mytouch3g was just released and yet it is still out of date and now wont officially get Flash. Im still on the G1, so i know what to expect, but you would think HTC and other manufactures would beef thier game up a little.

  • http://Website russ

    Well, now I’m glad I just upgraded to the nexus one. Can’t wait to watch hulu and the like on the gorgeous screen. Will truly be an all in one device

  • http://Website Galen20K

    Excellent! My Nexus One is ready and waiting for it, I am DEFINITELY excited to be one of the Privileged. *nods***

  • http://Website Mocha K

    WTF that’s hella weak. They should give everybody with first Gen phones the newest phone out, because I just don’t think its fair. Its probably not that exciting but its just the feeling that I’m not getting something that everyone else is getting just annoys me. Also I don’t understand why they wouldn’t somehow make flash compatible with first Gen phones when they probably already know that hella people have first Gen phones. AHHHHHHHH I NEED A NEW PHONE!

  • http://Website Gilbert Orbea

    The fragmentation grows stronger, and my love for Android decreases just a bit. Just. a. bit.

    • http://Website Titty!

      Nicely said. Agreed. :]

    • http://Website Jon

      Really? Get over it. If people want the latest features they can root their phones.

      This whole fragmentation thing is waaaaaayyyyy overstated. The Android platform wouldn’t be where it is today if it kept dragging it’s feet to please 1st Gen G1 owners and the like.

      Just like iPhone owners that wanted the latest and greatest all went out and bought the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS….so will anyone who wants the latest features of Android have to buy a phone with 2.1

      • http://Website kris

        people dont have money to shell out 500 every month to get new phones and just get over it … and first gens are getting updated to 2.1 and there not getting all the new features.. its just the stuff there holding back thats causing the dissapointment

        • http://Website Rsoe

          Well makes sense but u see the iphones had around a year apart from each other not like the HTC phones which keep coming out every 4 months. Its like a bunch of horny rabbits stuck in one cage. This is where picking the right phone comes in. And Damn G1 was the beginning of Android and they’ve turned their backs on the ppl that helped Android grow.

          • http://Website neal

            how do you figure they turned their backs on the people that helped android grow?

            if you buy a phone that is already over a year old your buying old tech and should not expect many more updates out of it. This will be the same for the Nexus One and the Droid. The lifecycle of a phone just isn’t that long.

            and after all this is just FLASH.

          • http://Website Gregd548

            SO if you buy a new car this year, and next year the same model comes out with more features and better mileage, do you also expect the manufacturer to give you a new car because yours doesn’t have the same specs? I doubt it, so why should the cell makers be expected to do it?

        • http://Website Kevin Criswell

          exactly, I just bought the fender mytouch 3g. Was told by the retail store it was top-of-the-line, not as fast as the n1,but capible as it. So here its only 1 month old and I am told its obsolete already? Dang, I would like the phone to last at least 6 months before I cant run things on it. What about HTML5 according the Apple HTML5 will replace flash. To be honest is a Arm6 processor can not run Flash than Flash is still to processor intensive.

      • http://Website Craig

        I agree you have to by the latest device to get the latest features but this is getting insane. My mytouch 3g isn’t even 9 months old and I’m already being told it is to out of date. If this keeps up, no matter how much I love my Mytouch it will be goodbye Tmobile, htc and Android and hello iPhone.

        • http://Website jamezelle

          wow thats definataly the wrong direction, never go iphone

        • http://Website Gregd548

          If you buy a new computer, by the time you get it home and all set up, it’s already obsolete, because something better came out that same day. Cell phones are no different. That’s just the facts-of-life regarding technology. Tech advances come fast & furious, and, while it can be costly to be able to say you have the latest, bestest, prettiest toy on the block, it’s the price we pay if we’re going to have that bleeding-edge technology.

          • http://Website Kevin Criswell

            True, but I never bought a laptop and had it not capable to run basic software and need to replaced on day 1. I mean come-on how long as flash been out?

        • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

          You’d be much better off going Symbian or Palm. The iPhone 3gs is already outdated, and the 3g and original never got some of the (very basic) features which the 3gs had. So if you go iPhone, you KNOW you’re buying into something which will be dated.

  • http://Website David B.

    That not fair that g1 phone will not get flash,can they find a way to make it happen? That will upset people with g1 phones now.

    • http://Website neal

      the g1 was released October 2008. It is already over a year old. The original OS on it was Android 1.0. it has 1.6 now. The hardware requirements for 1.0 are a lot different than 2.0 let alone 2.1 with flash.

  • http://Website kris

    Makes me want to throw this fender at a wall now… might as well not give us 2.1 too…

    • Darkwingduck20

      I should give my self a negative rating for that one lol

  • http://Website js

    I think that’s total bs. That leaves out half of the android community. I really hope someone modifies flash and makes it available for all android devices. Down with shitdobe.

  • http://Website kris

    There has got to be an alternative for first gen devices…. If I see flash on an Iphone I’m gonna be really pissed off

    • http://Website Kevin Criswell

      Well good news there, Apple has officially stated no flash support on any Apple product. Steve claims Adobe is to lazy to develop a flash that is not cpu intensive and is to buggy

  • Killa

    Ok, that’s just plain stupid! How hard can it be to keep all Android phones equal. ALL Android phones are supposed to great, not just some. I was totally looking forward to this. I just got the myTouch October 25 because I was told that it was an awesome phone (it still is only when you don’t compare it to the N1, Droid and all the others coming out soon). Especially with the G1 being the beginning of Android, you would think that they would’ve tried a little harder to make it compatible.

    Now less than half of the people who have Android will be getting Adobe Flash Player. Yippee.

  • http://Website kris

    The only people that they really care about is the ones that shell out 500 every two months and get these new devices .. in my opinion anyway.. this is frustrating the hell outta me.. Taylor whats your opinion buddy?

  • http://Website Disliking Droid

    Hearing all of this makes me wanna switch to an iPhone. Maybe that is why Apple phones are so popular not just because of first entry?

    • http://Website kris

      The iphone most likely isnt getting it either..

    • http://Website Shanej

      IPhone will not be getting it. Now or ever. Steve jobs is too busy protecting his 1 billion dollar app store. Do you know how many apps could be made into flash and put online?

      • http://Website Derek

        I think you’re right. Adobe has made Steve Jobs mad with their terrible support on macs. I have a mac mini and the only time it ever crashes is when flash is supposed to be doing something. I think between that, and as you say, the app store, thats why it’ll never come to apple mobiles.

  • http://Website Rsoe

    Wow I’m very disapointed. I was waiting for Flash 10.1 on my Sprint Hero. They said “Virtually any phone with a screen” WTF… maybe the 2.1 upgrade for my Hero will soften the blow. The phones that won’t support Flash 10.1 are basically what the majority has, besides The Nexus One and Motorola Droid. Grrrr…. Of course I’m still waiting for the HTC Supersonic which I believe is the real “iPhone Killer”. But maybe ill just jump to the Nexus One when it comes out for Sprint.

  • http://Website Steven

    Hey, the iPhone won’t even be getting flash. At least Adobe is trying to make a decent flash experience for Android. I agree that the tech in older Android phones was weak from the beginning, but the G1 and the like were more or less prototypes. After the Hero, HTC has been making phones with these specs or better. Except for myTouch 3g, but that phone seems more like a popularity stunt than a real Android smartphone. I think the problem is the first year of Android was rough, but that’s how it is with brand new systems. Droid, Nexus One, and onward will probably never have these kinds of issues, because they already have some of the best hardware you will find. They are so close to computers, it is unlikely that Android will grow beyond them for years. So if you are an early adopter, you have to be willing to accept that the first year’s devices won’t be as great as the following years. Recommend buying a new phone this year, and make sure it is one of the high end ones. Then you can easily go 2 years without anymore of these hang ups. Oh, and go with a Google Branded phone. They will always get updates on time.

  • http://Website Jb

    Steve Jobs WAS right… Flash is the devil!!! Seriously I thought the whole point of Flash 10.x1was to get it on as many platforms (mobile) as possible. As of now it will only support just two Android phones and …. iPhone 3Gs … WTF???? Didn’t Apple already tell Adobe to ______ off! If Microsoft had a clue they would be all over this announcement with an Android version of Silverlight so I can stream Netflix to my HTC Hero.

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  • http://www.mobilepornhub.com Mobile Porn hub

    Trust me, the day will come that you curse that freakin flash on your phone.

    You’re gonna want to just check a website real quick, but instead need to wait 8 seconds for some stupid flashy Geico ad that will DRIVE YOU CRAZY

    • http://Website neal

      i never thought of that before. flash ads would be so annoying.

      i did think about battery life. flash can do nothing but make it worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/T-Mobile-MY-TOUCH-3G-with-Google/127360185838?ref=ts Brandon Kinney

    I still don’t understand why can’t the create a downgraded versions for the ones that are not to get the 10.1 flash player? It doesn’t make sense for all of us that where hoping to get it ,and all of a sudden where not going to get it!

    Phone: T-mobile My Touch 3G

    • http://Website fairuse

      It is all about processor speed and RAM. G1 type designs page in ram and are short a gigbyte. Flash is compute heavy and I/O bus must be fast. My take.

  • http://Website kris

    so first the problem was not enough memory.. Boom! upgraded memory in the MT3G … same amount of RAM as in the Droid and Nexus.. Awesome were gonna get the update .. Now its the processor speed ? really?? is it just me or are they toying with us?

  • http://Website brian douglas hayes

    I’m still on the fence regarding Flash on mobile devices. I have a G1, and although it’s short on memory and speed, it does what I need it to (and I’m not about to drop $500+ on new hardware for no good reason).

    Anyway, even though it’s quite certain that Flash will never make it to my G1, I have yet to be convinced that Flash on Android is a good thing. What do we want it for? Most Flash games would have to be significantly updated or re-written for touchscreen devices, and if that’s the case they might as well just be rewritten as native apps for more speed and compatibility. As for “immersive” interactive websites, that stuff really has no business on the mobile web, at least not at this time. Function first. Video? Hi2u HTML5. Videos never should have relied on a proprietary plugin. Vimeo and YouTube are getting by just fine without Flash.

    So where does that leave us… Ads? Yeah. Uh. No thanks.

    • http://Website kris

      that comment made me feel hopeful again lol thanks buddy

    • http://Website Brian Douglas Hayes

      I just want to clarify the last line of my post; re-reading it, it sounds a bit immature and ignorant.

      Obviously the mobile advertising market is a necessary evil for content providers and publishers. Content has to be paid for, either through subscriptions or advertising (or sometimes both). The mobile ad market is growing and maturing, with more and more viewers every day and more and more advertisers begging for attention.

      Problem is, everyone seems to want to replicate what we’ve got on the desktop web. No! Especially on the mobile web, we don’t need “flashier” (pardon the pun) ads; we need more _relevant_ ads. When I search for fast-food restaurants on Google Maps and I get a Taco Bell pop-up, that’s relevant (and useful, if I’m in the mood for cheap tacos at 2AM and I don’t want to get out of my car). One tap and I can get info or directions. Would I be more likely to interact with the popup if it was animated, or made noise? Absolutely not. I’m only going to click if the ad is relevant to my interests and/or surroundings. Flash doesn’t make ads more relevant–it’s the advertising content that matters. Fix THAT part first, advertisers.

      • http://Website Kevin Criswell

        Very good point, Can you imagine Evony ads or Friend finder ads that pop up on almost every freaking page? All I want is the ability to watch Hulu on my phone

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

      Hulu, espn, that sort of thing.

      • http://bdhayes.extendr.com Brian Douglas Hayes

        HTML5 is the answer to that. No proprietary plugins needed, and it works on nearly every major mobile device. BlackBerry, iPhone, webOS, whatever. It works.

        It’s the fault of Hulu, ESPN, and all those other providers for locking into the Flash platform to serve up their video content. They should be the ones fixing the issue–not us.

        • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

          Sure, but that’s going to take time, and even Vimeo and YouTube don’t really fully get along just fine without flash. Have you never gotten a ‘this video can not be played’?
          I’m sure that eventually this won’t be an issue, but in the immediate future I don’t see every company spending money to convert their website, while browsers can’t even decide on a common format for video.

          And in true Android fashion I’ll argue that I’d like to have the choice. If there’s a flash site I want to see, why shouldn’t I? Maybe it’ll be full of blinking advertisements, but maybe it’ll have content that I can’t get to any other way.

          Now silverlight… that’s another story altogether :-)

  • http://Website KT

    I only bought my htc hero 3 weeks ago and checked before purchasing from HTC themselves if flash 10 would be available soon, they sent me an email back saying it would and there was no mention that it wouldn’t support the hero! I’m so freeking p***ed off!

    But, if I only just got me hero 3 weeks ago – maybe it has an updated system installed already? Does anyone know?

    Help – I’m ready to scream! Thanks guys.

    • http://Website treefq

      You have 30 days to return the phone. I’d do it myself.

    • http://Website drksilenc

      really should of waited the hero is almost 6 months old now and sprint is suppose to reveal something at the next big show that there going to so just wait till then and we will prbly know something about the ss or maybe the hero 2

  • http://Website fairuse

    FOLKS CALM DOWN. (yes the caps are on purpose) The G1 is dated. There is now way to stuff 5 kilos of bulky flash into a 3 kilo container. The G1 also is straining to to little things like broadcast video. If you have less than 40+ meg some apps that stream audio/video will just fail to load. There is also a design decision that makes running apps out of removable memory a dead end for everyday users – custom ROM, etc. I will wait till T-mob gets hardware.
    That is the short answer.

  • http://Website Magnus

    The HTC Hero I bought (in Sweden) in December has flash. Some stupid rules in play over in USA?

  • http://Website Imad

    I am thankful to the adobe for the info, because upcoming devices like htc legend and SE xperia mini runs on msm7227 which is based on old arm v6 architecture and I am quite sure they won’t support flash 10.1.

  • http://Website scoopo16

    Awh man I’m so disappointed was looking forward to getting flash 10.1 on my hero, good i didn’t think my phone would be classed as first generation android !!!

  • http://Website Ainvar

    This just put a dent into HTC and Motorola since they put out a list of phones that will not support Flash. Think about the influx of returns now that people will try and do just to get a phone that support flash…

    Google needs to ensure whatever phone is released to run droid will have a lifespan and also guaranteed OS/Rom updates pushed out in a timely manner. If not I fear they will just turn into another RIM who over promises and under delivers and are now bleeding customers.

    This will also push more people to the iPhone just for a stable OS upgrade and solid support.

    I am afraid Google has severely shot themselves in both feet and threw the crutches out the window with how they are allowing vendors to skip around and not push out updates to the masses. If they are going to do this they should really just let the Dev scene have 100% access to everything without having to hack up and chop up to make ROMs that run better than the stock crap that is released on the phone.

  • http://LOL jeff

    All that hoop de-do about iPhone not wanting Flash was a joke then. It’s not that they didn’t want it, it just wouldn’t work on the handset!

    • http://Website brian douglas hayes

      Oh, come on. The iPad has a significantly more powerful processor but it still won’t see Flash (not officially, anyway).

      Apple wants control over app and media distribution,and Flash opens a big loophole in that system. The only reason I would actually look forward to Flash on Android is that our media/app distribution system is pretty much broken, especially if you have a non-”Google Experience” handset and/or live in a territory without support for the Android Market. Sure, there’s Amazon MP3, but there’s no storefront for movies/TV shows. Flash has the potential to change all of that, especially being that it would be a cross-platform solution. That’s a pretty big “if”, though.

  • http://Website killer G

    This is bs. Its rumors. What the what? G1 are getting a flash player so get over it. Don’t trust them stupid website and they try to surprise You. Fake steve james bro smh. mytouch 3G getting a flash also G1. Fk this crap

  • http://wiredwonder.com agentlotek

    WTF? My 2 month old Droid Eris is obsolete? But we saw you testing flash on the G1 almost a year ago….Sounds like you just want to take an easy route…Well, F**k You Adobe…You lazy pieces of $H1T.. Now I def can’t wait until we get root on the Eris…

  • http://www.androidui.net ExtremeT

    I’m not surprised Flash won’t be on 1st gen phones. I mean do you really think the hardware would be able to run it properly at all or even remotely good?

    First gen phones aren’t getting the shaft, it’s pretty simple, they are just outdated phones now. I have a G1, I bought it a month after they came out and I’m dieing to upgrade mine but I have to wait for my upgrade time or pay out the ass…so I wait. I don’t see a huge benefit of having flash on my phone anyways. So far the reviews of flash on android phones has been less than appealing.

    • http://Website treefq

      Understandable. But Why release a phone brand new with old hardware? Price point? ok I get that but it seems like Flash is going to be an important player in the android sandbox. All new phones don’t need bleeding edge hardware but should meet a bare minimum. Like don’t put last years chips in the phone.

      • http://Website treefq

        And its not just HTC obviously. Devour just got released and it won’t support.

      • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

        I think this is the biggest problem currently with Android devices. The manufacturers are still pumping out phones with old hardware, but the astounding thing is that the price points are no different! You can get a Motorola droid and devour for the same price, but they have vastly different capabilities.
        I can only assume that they make very little profit off of the high-end devices, and lots off of the low-end ones, and hope that the consumer doesn’t know the difference.

        • http://Website Matt

          Carriers release phones with older specs because consumers will buy them. Not every consumer needs/wants/understands high end smartphones.

          Adobe isn’t disrespecting G1/MyTouch/Hero/Eris owners… Those phones simply have older hardware. To put it in perspective, my laptop is slightly dated. It can’t run games like Modern Warfare 2. That doesn’t mean that the Call of Duty franchise is “disrespecting” my laptop.

          I nearly purchased a Hero when it came out, but a little basic research about it’s internal components told me a lot about how long I could expect it to be a supported device.

  • http://sdx-developers.com Numus

    Thats BS About the moment… Yes all the real first-gen android phones run the Qualcomm MSM 7201a ARMv6 arch processor with the ARM1136(F)-s core.. but the samsung moment runs a S3C6410 ARMv6KZ arch processor with the ARM1176(f)-s core.. it should be more then capable to run flash 10.1… Meanwhile the samsung moment was released at roughly the same time as the motorola droid… It is complete bullshit if they are trying to make this claim

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

    In response to all the “I’m gonna switch to iPhone because of this” comments: The iphone 3g and original don’t have video. The iphone 3g and original don’t have voice input. The iphone 3g and original don’t have a compass. They also don’t have openGLes2 capability.
    You’re just buying into the apple hype. Meanwhile, they are notoriously bad about actually giving you fully featured devices. Sure, those old phones got the new os upgrade, but they didn’t ‘really’ get all those features. In the same vein, those older android devices will get the os update, but they won’t include all the new features, because they can’t.
    The only difference is that when a new iphone comes out, they stop selling the old one, so in typical apple fashion, you don’t have to do any thinking. But don’t kid yourself thinking you’re not going getting an outdated device the moment you buy it.

    • http://bdhayes.extendr.com Brian Douglas Hayes

      What’s your point? There are plenty of “outdated” Android devices for sale right now–just look at the list at the top of this article.

      “Outdated” or not, it looks like Apple is giving the market what they want–the iPhone is still outselling every Android device. We’re still catching up.

      • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

        My point is that switching to an iPhone wouldn’t solve anything and would be a bogus move. Duh.

  • http://Website j

    So, are they going to give us at least Flash Lite? Or is that up to the manufacturers/carriers?

  • http://none KFC doin it right

    OMG old phones aren’t getting flash. I think I will cut myself. Get over it and upgrade to something worth getting. Already been said numerous times those phones are outdated. Yes, the droid eris was outdated before it went on sale. This aint gold, it can and most definitely WILL depreciate in value and functionality. In 6 months I am sure something will come out and won’t be able to run on my Nexus One. Am I going to scream and cry about it? No. More than likely, if it is something I really really want and must have, I will buy the newer technology. Getting pissed off that your commodore 64 won’t run WoW is just flippin retarded.

  • mydroidbuddy

    Annnnnd this is what apple just wants us to be doing. We’ve already have people trying to jump ship to iphone just because their phone isnt up to the recent par. The thing is iphone only has to worry about iphone, we have droid phones falling out the sky from more than one carrier. Android is still a baby… so if you are going to jump to iphone get your credit card ready to shell out money for apps also.

    • http://Website Jeff

      lol, if people jump ship because they can’t get Flash on their handheld device they should tie a cinder block to their leg and sink to the bottom. When I bought my phone months ago I didn’t even think of flash, I just wanted something that was new and exciting, Android meets that criteria and I’m not switching! If your going to jump, jump to a Nexus One or wait a few months and I’m sure HTC or Motorola will have something else floating your boat. :)

  • http://Website Hans

    Well…my girlfriend is going to be quote upset about this news. She barely got the Eris in December and was excited to hear that Flash was coming to it. I was thinking, since it comes with Flash Lite, isn’t there some way it can run full flash?

  • http://Website Hans

    *quite. I meant quite.

  • krazytrixxxsta

    that no biggie. if i want flash ill just upgrade, for right now ill just stick with my mytouch. just as long as i get 2.0 or 2.1 update im fine.

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  • http://Website LMFAO

    UMMMM PEOPLE NEED TO RELAX! If you guys are complaining that the G1 isnt getting Flash, you guys need to get over it. The G1 is already over a year old and be GLAD that it got the 1.6 update. When you buy a phone, the companies arent REQUIRED to upgrade youre phone to the latest software. People are getting too demanding with software upgrades ever since Android started delivering them to the G1, myTouch3G, etc. Be happy that youre phones got updated to a GOOD software. Dont DEMAND companies to give you an upgrade just because you feel SPECIAL that you got the G1 when it first came out and consider yourselves “the people who helped Android grow”. Pffffft who the F*** cares? Stop crying about it and if you want the newest technology, be willing to whip out a lot of cash, and if you dont have money, then you cant have the newest technology. Too bad, so sad. Now go cry to youre little mommy.

  • http://Website darkwingduck20

    I think that all the handsets that are not getting 10.1 will atleast be getting “flash lite” … I mean Adobes page for Flash Lite shows it being ran on non-smart phones like the older prepaid nokias

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  • http://Website swazedahustla

    Well just to let you know this article is very misleading. I think they need to say these phones will not get flash 10 directly from adobe, but they will get it. I am currently running a full version of 2.1 sense with working camera on my sprint htc hero and it most definately has flash 10 in it. So yes adobe you may not be DIRECTLY supporting flash 10 on our phones, however someone will be.

  • http://Website bitkid

    THATS WHY I TOLD YOU TO NOT BUY HTC BUT SONY EXPERIA X10 FEEL THE PAIN

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    This really ticks me off. I just purchased a Motorola Cliq with the anticipation of having Flash available to me by June. I just wasted a bunch of money. I should have got a iPhone and stopped screwing around with wanna-be amatures.

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  1. Nithin JinoGuest 5 years ago

    Oh well. Personally I don’t care right now since I’m getting a new android phone sooner or later.

    I tried out flash using a hero rom. It is ok but not really that useful. I seen a demo of flash on the desire and the games run slow.

    If only they can make a website that has phone friendly touch screen flash games that are fast…that may change my opinion entirely.

    • DougGuest 5 years ago

      Everybody on here is so freaking retarded, there is a new app out called sky fire, yes its beta so it is buggy but getting better and it has flash, DOWNLOAD IT and quit complaining jeez…

  2. Christian MelloGuest 5 years ago

    …darn

    I’m actually getting sorry that I bought my myTouch in November.

    • Nithin JinoGuest 5 years ago

      Just wait until devs come out with a full Android 2.1 ROM and they can easily put flash in it if flash gets to the Nexus One.

    • KeithGuest 5 years ago

      Same here, I bought mine in December. Little did I know there was so much I missed out on. and I have my phone for 2 more years…

  3. N!¢KGuest 5 years ago

    I am sooooo disappointed. I was very excited for this but in the end was just sad. *screams*

  4. RamonGuest 5 years ago

    Good thing I sold my G1 and droid for the Nexus One..lol

  5. treefqGuest 5 years ago

    This is why I am getting upset about HTC still releasing phones with 1st gen hardware. The Hero/Eris should have been the last phones released with the old architecture.

    • I agree. The new mytouch3g was just released and yet it is still out of date and now wont officially get Flash. Im still on the G1, so i know what to expect, but you would think HTC and other manufactures would beef thier game up a little.

  6. russGuest 5 years ago

    Well, now I’m glad I just upgraded to the nexus one. Can’t wait to watch hulu and the like on the gorgeous screen. Will truly be an all in one device

  7. Galen20KGuest 5 years ago

    Excellent! My Nexus One is ready and waiting for it, I am DEFINITELY excited to be one of the Privileged. *nods***

  8. Mocha KGuest 5 years ago

    WTF that’s hella weak. They should give everybody with first Gen phones the newest phone out, because I just don’t think its fair. Its probably not that exciting but its just the feeling that I’m not getting something that everyone else is getting just annoys me. Also I don’t understand why they wouldn’t somehow make flash compatible with first Gen phones when they probably already know that hella people have first Gen phones. AHHHHHHHH I NEED A NEW PHONE!

  9. Gilbert OrbeaGuest 5 years ago

    The fragmentation grows stronger, and my love for Android decreases just a bit. Just. a. bit.

    • Titty!Guest 5 years ago

      Nicely said. Agreed. :]

    • JonGuest 5 years ago

      Really? Get over it. If people want the latest features they can root their phones.

      This whole fragmentation thing is waaaaaayyyyy overstated. The Android platform wouldn’t be where it is today if it kept dragging it’s feet to please 1st Gen G1 owners and the like.

      Just like iPhone owners that wanted the latest and greatest all went out and bought the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS….so will anyone who wants the latest features of Android have to buy a phone with 2.1

      • krisGuest 5 years ago

        people dont have money to shell out 500 every month to get new phones and just get over it … and first gens are getting updated to 2.1 and there not getting all the new features.. its just the stuff there holding back thats causing the dissapointment

        • RsoeGuest 5 years ago

          Well makes sense but u see the iphones had around a year apart from each other not like the HTC phones which keep coming out every 4 months. Its like a bunch of horny rabbits stuck in one cage. This is where picking the right phone comes in. And Damn G1 was the beginning of Android and they’ve turned their backs on the ppl that helped Android grow.

          • nealGuest 5 years ago

            how do you figure they turned their backs on the people that helped android grow?

            if you buy a phone that is already over a year old your buying old tech and should not expect many more updates out of it. This will be the same for the Nexus One and the Droid. The lifecycle of a phone just isn’t that long.

            and after all this is just FLASH.

          • Gregd548Guest 5 years ago

            SO if you buy a new car this year, and next year the same model comes out with more features and better mileage, do you also expect the manufacturer to give you a new car because yours doesn’t have the same specs? I doubt it, so why should the cell makers be expected to do it?

        • Kevin CriswellGuest 5 years ago

          exactly, I just bought the fender mytouch 3g. Was told by the retail store it was top-of-the-line, not as fast as the n1,but capible as it. So here its only 1 month old and I am told its obsolete already? Dang, I would like the phone to last at least 6 months before I cant run things on it. What about HTML5 according the Apple HTML5 will replace flash. To be honest is a Arm6 processor can not run Flash than Flash is still to processor intensive.

      • CraigGuest 5 years ago

        I agree you have to by the latest device to get the latest features but this is getting insane. My mytouch 3g isn’t even 9 months old and I’m already being told it is to out of date. If this keeps up, no matter how much I love my Mytouch it will be goodbye Tmobile, htc and Android and hello iPhone.

        • jamezelleGuest 5 years ago

          wow thats definataly the wrong direction, never go iphone

        • Gregd548Guest 5 years ago

          If you buy a new computer, by the time you get it home and all set up, it’s already obsolete, because something better came out that same day. Cell phones are no different. That’s just the facts-of-life regarding technology. Tech advances come fast & furious, and, while it can be costly to be able to say you have the latest, bestest, prettiest toy on the block, it’s the price we pay if we’re going to have that bleeding-edge technology.

          • Kevin CriswellGuest 5 years ago

            True, but I never bought a laptop and had it not capable to run basic software and need to replaced on day 1. I mean come-on how long as flash been out?

        • You’d be much better off going Symbian or Palm. The iPhone 3gs is already outdated, and the 3g and original never got some of the (very basic) features which the 3gs had. So if you go iPhone, you KNOW you’re buying into something which will be dated.

  10. David B.Guest 5 years ago

    That not fair that g1 phone will not get flash,can they find a way to make it happen? That will upset people with g1 phones now.

    • nealGuest 5 years ago

      the g1 was released October 2008. It is already over a year old. The original OS on it was Android 1.0. it has 1.6 now. The hardware requirements for 1.0 are a lot different than 2.0 let alone 2.1 with flash.

  11. krisGuest 5 years ago

    Makes me want to throw this fender at a wall now… might as well not give us 2.1 too…

  12. jsGuest 5 years ago

    I think that’s total bs. That leaves out half of the android community. I really hope someone modifies flash and makes it available for all android devices. Down with shitdobe.

  13. krisGuest 5 years ago

    There has got to be an alternative for first gen devices…. If I see flash on an Iphone I’m gonna be really pissed off

    • Kevin CriswellGuest 5 years ago

      Well good news there, Apple has officially stated no flash support on any Apple product. Steve claims Adobe is to lazy to develop a flash that is not cpu intensive and is to buggy

  14. Ok, that’s just plain stupid! How hard can it be to keep all Android phones equal. ALL Android phones are supposed to great, not just some. I was totally looking forward to this. I just got the myTouch October 25 because I was told that it was an awesome phone (it still is only when you don’t compare it to the N1, Droid and all the others coming out soon). Especially with the G1 being the beginning of Android, you would think that they would’ve tried a little harder to make it compatible.

    Now less than half of the people who have Android will be getting Adobe Flash Player. Yippee.

  15. krisGuest 5 years ago

    The only people that they really care about is the ones that shell out 500 every two months and get these new devices .. in my opinion anyway.. this is frustrating the hell outta me.. Taylor whats your opinion buddy?

  16. Disliking DroidGuest 5 years ago

    Hearing all of this makes me wanna switch to an iPhone. Maybe that is why Apple phones are so popular not just because of first entry?

    • krisGuest 5 years ago

      The iphone most likely isnt getting it either..

    • ShanejGuest 5 years ago

      IPhone will not be getting it. Now or ever. Steve jobs is too busy protecting his 1 billion dollar app store. Do you know how many apps could be made into flash and put online?

      • DerekGuest 5 years ago

        I think you’re right. Adobe has made Steve Jobs mad with their terrible support on macs. I have a mac mini and the only time it ever crashes is when flash is supposed to be doing something. I think between that, and as you say, the app store, thats why it’ll never come to apple mobiles.

  17. RsoeGuest 5 years ago

    Wow I’m very disapointed. I was waiting for Flash 10.1 on my Sprint Hero. They said “Virtually any phone with a screen” WTF… maybe the 2.1 upgrade for my Hero will soften the blow. The phones that won’t support Flash 10.1 are basically what the majority has, besides The Nexus One and Motorola Droid. Grrrr…. Of course I’m still waiting for the HTC Supersonic which I believe is the real “iPhone Killer”. But maybe ill just jump to the Nexus One when it comes out for Sprint.

  18. StevenGuest 5 years ago

    Hey, the iPhone won’t even be getting flash. At least Adobe is trying to make a decent flash experience for Android. I agree that the tech in older Android phones was weak from the beginning, but the G1 and the like were more or less prototypes. After the Hero, HTC has been making phones with these specs or better. Except for myTouch 3g, but that phone seems more like a popularity stunt than a real Android smartphone. I think the problem is the first year of Android was rough, but that’s how it is with brand new systems. Droid, Nexus One, and onward will probably never have these kinds of issues, because they already have some of the best hardware you will find. They are so close to computers, it is unlikely that Android will grow beyond them for years. So if you are an early adopter, you have to be willing to accept that the first year’s devices won’t be as great as the following years. Recommend buying a new phone this year, and make sure it is one of the high end ones. Then you can easily go 2 years without anymore of these hang ups. Oh, and go with a Google Branded phone. They will always get updates on time.

  19. JbGuest 5 years ago

    Steve Jobs WAS right… Flash is the devil!!! Seriously I thought the whole point of Flash 10.x1was to get it on as many platforms (mobile) as possible. As of now it will only support just two Android phones and …. iPhone 3Gs … WTF???? Didn’t Apple already tell Adobe to ______ off! If Microsoft had a clue they would be all over this announcement with an Android version of Silverlight so I can stream Netflix to my HTC Hero.

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  20. Mobile Porn hubGuest 5 years ago

    Trust me, the day will come that you curse that freakin flash on your phone.

    You’re gonna want to just check a website real quick, but instead need to wait 8 seconds for some stupid flashy Geico ad that will DRIVE YOU CRAZY

    • nealGuest 5 years ago

      i never thought of that before. flash ads would be so annoying.

      i did think about battery life. flash can do nothing but make it worse.

  21. Brandon KinneyGuest 5 years ago

    I still don’t understand why can’t the create a downgraded versions for the ones that are not to get the 10.1 flash player? It doesn’t make sense for all of us that where hoping to get it ,and all of a sudden where not going to get it!

    Phone: T-mobile My Touch 3G

    • fairuseGuest 5 years ago

      It is all about processor speed and RAM. G1 type designs page in ram and are short a gigbyte. Flash is compute heavy and I/O bus must be fast. My take.

  22. krisGuest 5 years ago

    so first the problem was not enough memory.. Boom! upgraded memory in the MT3G … same amount of RAM as in the Droid and Nexus.. Awesome were gonna get the update .. Now its the processor speed ? really?? is it just me or are they toying with us?

  23. brian douglas hayesGuest 5 years ago

    I’m still on the fence regarding Flash on mobile devices. I have a G1, and although it’s short on memory and speed, it does what I need it to (and I’m not about to drop $500+ on new hardware for no good reason).

    Anyway, even though it’s quite certain that Flash will never make it to my G1, I have yet to be convinced that Flash on Android is a good thing. What do we want it for? Most Flash games would have to be significantly updated or re-written for touchscreen devices, and if that’s the case they might as well just be rewritten as native apps for more speed and compatibility. As for “immersive” interactive websites, that stuff really has no business on the mobile web, at least not at this time. Function first. Video? Hi2u HTML5. Videos never should have relied on a proprietary plugin. Vimeo and YouTube are getting by just fine without Flash.

    So where does that leave us… Ads? Yeah. Uh. No thanks.

    • krisGuest 5 years ago

      that comment made me feel hopeful again lol thanks buddy

    • Brian Douglas HayesGuest 5 years ago

      I just want to clarify the last line of my post; re-reading it, it sounds a bit immature and ignorant.

      Obviously the mobile advertising market is a necessary evil for content providers and publishers. Content has to be paid for, either through subscriptions or advertising (or sometimes both). The mobile ad market is growing and maturing, with more and more viewers every day and more and more advertisers begging for attention.

      Problem is, everyone seems to want to replicate what we’ve got on the desktop web. No! Especially on the mobile web, we don’t need “flashier” (pardon the pun) ads; we need more _relevant_ ads. When I search for fast-food restaurants on Google Maps and I get a Taco Bell pop-up, that’s relevant (and useful, if I’m in the mood for cheap tacos at 2AM and I don’t want to get out of my car). One tap and I can get info or directions. Would I be more likely to interact with the popup if it was animated, or made noise? Absolutely not. I’m only going to click if the ad is relevant to my interests and/or surroundings. Flash doesn’t make ads more relevant–it’s the advertising content that matters. Fix THAT part first, advertisers.

      • Kevin CriswellGuest 5 years ago

        Very good point, Can you imagine Evony ads or Friend finder ads that pop up on almost every freaking page? All I want is the ability to watch Hulu on my phone

    • Hulu, espn, that sort of thing.

      • HTML5 is the answer to that. No proprietary plugins needed, and it works on nearly every major mobile device. BlackBerry, iPhone, webOS, whatever. It works.

        It’s the fault of Hulu, ESPN, and all those other providers for locking into the Flash platform to serve up their video content. They should be the ones fixing the issue–not us.

        • Sure, but that’s going to take time, and even Vimeo and YouTube don’t really fully get along just fine without flash. Have you never gotten a ‘this video can not be played’?
          I’m sure that eventually this won’t be an issue, but in the immediate future I don’t see every company spending money to convert their website, while browsers can’t even decide on a common format for video.

          And in true Android fashion I’ll argue that I’d like to have the choice. If there’s a flash site I want to see, why shouldn’t I? Maybe it’ll be full of blinking advertisements, but maybe it’ll have content that I can’t get to any other way.

          Now silverlight… that’s another story altogether :-)

  24. KTGuest 5 years ago

    I only bought my htc hero 3 weeks ago and checked before purchasing from HTC themselves if flash 10 would be available soon, they sent me an email back saying it would and there was no mention that it wouldn’t support the hero! I’m so freeking p***ed off!

    But, if I only just got me hero 3 weeks ago – maybe it has an updated system installed already? Does anyone know?

    Help – I’m ready to scream! Thanks guys.

    • treefqGuest 5 years ago

      You have 30 days to return the phone. I’d do it myself.

    • drksilencGuest 5 years ago

      really should of waited the hero is almost 6 months old now and sprint is suppose to reveal something at the next big show that there going to so just wait till then and we will prbly know something about the ss or maybe the hero 2

  25. fairuseGuest 5 years ago

    FOLKS CALM DOWN. (yes the caps are on purpose) The G1 is dated. There is now way to stuff 5 kilos of bulky flash into a 3 kilo container. The G1 also is straining to to little things like broadcast video. If you have less than 40+ meg some apps that stream audio/video will just fail to load. There is also a design decision that makes running apps out of removable memory a dead end for everyday users – custom ROM, etc. I will wait till T-mob gets hardware.
    That is the short answer.

  26. MagnusGuest 5 years ago

    The HTC Hero I bought (in Sweden) in December has flash. Some stupid rules in play over in USA?

  27. ImadGuest 5 years ago

    I am thankful to the adobe for the info, because upcoming devices like htc legend and SE xperia mini runs on msm7227 which is based on old arm v6 architecture and I am quite sure they won’t support flash 10.1.

  28. scoopo16Guest 5 years ago

    Awh man I’m so disappointed was looking forward to getting flash 10.1 on my hero, good i didn’t think my phone would be classed as first generation android !!!

  29. AinvarGuest 5 years ago

    This just put a dent into HTC and Motorola since they put out a list of phones that will not support Flash. Think about the influx of returns now that people will try and do just to get a phone that support flash…

    Google needs to ensure whatever phone is released to run droid will have a lifespan and also guaranteed OS/Rom updates pushed out in a timely manner. If not I fear they will just turn into another RIM who over promises and under delivers and are now bleeding customers.

    This will also push more people to the iPhone just for a stable OS upgrade and solid support.

    I am afraid Google has severely shot themselves in both feet and threw the crutches out the window with how they are allowing vendors to skip around and not push out updates to the masses. If they are going to do this they should really just let the Dev scene have 100% access to everything without having to hack up and chop up to make ROMs that run better than the stock crap that is released on the phone.

  30. jeffGuest 5 years ago

    All that hoop de-do about iPhone not wanting Flash was a joke then. It’s not that they didn’t want it, it just wouldn’t work on the handset!

    • brian douglas hayesGuest 5 years ago

      Oh, come on. The iPad has a significantly more powerful processor but it still won’t see Flash (not officially, anyway).

      Apple wants control over app and media distribution,and Flash opens a big loophole in that system. The only reason I would actually look forward to Flash on Android is that our media/app distribution system is pretty much broken, especially if you have a non-”Google Experience” handset and/or live in a territory without support for the Android Market. Sure, there’s Amazon MP3, but there’s no storefront for movies/TV shows. Flash has the potential to change all of that, especially being that it would be a cross-platform solution. That’s a pretty big “if”, though.

  31. killer GGuest 5 years ago

    This is bs. Its rumors. What the what? G1 are getting a flash player so get over it. Don’t trust them stupid website and they try to surprise You. Fake steve james bro smh. mytouch 3G getting a flash also G1. Fk this crap

  32. WTF? My 2 month old Droid Eris is obsolete? But we saw you testing flash on the G1 almost a year ago….Sounds like you just want to take an easy route…Well, F**k You Adobe…You lazy pieces of $H1T.. Now I def can’t wait until we get root on the Eris…

  33. ExtremeTGuest 5 years ago

    I’m not surprised Flash won’t be on 1st gen phones. I mean do you really think the hardware would be able to run it properly at all or even remotely good?

    First gen phones aren’t getting the shaft, it’s pretty simple, they are just outdated phones now. I have a G1, I bought it a month after they came out and I’m dieing to upgrade mine but I have to wait for my upgrade time or pay out the ass…so I wait. I don’t see a huge benefit of having flash on my phone anyways. So far the reviews of flash on android phones has been less than appealing.

    • treefqGuest 5 years ago

      Understandable. But Why release a phone brand new with old hardware? Price point? ok I get that but it seems like Flash is going to be an important player in the android sandbox. All new phones don’t need bleeding edge hardware but should meet a bare minimum. Like don’t put last years chips in the phone.

      • treefqGuest 5 years ago

        And its not just HTC obviously. Devour just got released and it won’t support.

      • I think this is the biggest problem currently with Android devices. The manufacturers are still pumping out phones with old hardware, but the astounding thing is that the price points are no different! You can get a Motorola droid and devour for the same price, but they have vastly different capabilities.
        I can only assume that they make very little profit off of the high-end devices, and lots off of the low-end ones, and hope that the consumer doesn’t know the difference.

        • MattGuest 5 years ago

          Carriers release phones with older specs because consumers will buy them. Not every consumer needs/wants/understands high end smartphones.

          Adobe isn’t disrespecting G1/MyTouch/Hero/Eris owners… Those phones simply have older hardware. To put it in perspective, my laptop is slightly dated. It can’t run games like Modern Warfare 2. That doesn’t mean that the Call of Duty franchise is “disrespecting” my laptop.

          I nearly purchased a Hero when it came out, but a little basic research about it’s internal components told me a lot about how long I could expect it to be a supported device.

  34. NumusGuest 5 years ago

    Thats BS About the moment… Yes all the real first-gen android phones run the Qualcomm MSM 7201a ARMv6 arch processor with the ARM1136(F)-s core.. but the samsung moment runs a S3C6410 ARMv6KZ arch processor with the ARM1176(f)-s core.. it should be more then capable to run flash 10.1… Meanwhile the samsung moment was released at roughly the same time as the motorola droid… It is complete bullshit if they are trying to make this claim

  35. In response to all the “I’m gonna switch to iPhone because of this” comments: The iphone 3g and original don’t have video. The iphone 3g and original don’t have voice input. The iphone 3g and original don’t have a compass. They also don’t have openGLes2 capability.
    You’re just buying into the apple hype. Meanwhile, they are notoriously bad about actually giving you fully featured devices. Sure, those old phones got the new os upgrade, but they didn’t ‘really’ get all those features. In the same vein, those older android devices will get the os update, but they won’t include all the new features, because they can’t.
    The only difference is that when a new iphone comes out, they stop selling the old one, so in typical apple fashion, you don’t have to do any thinking. But don’t kid yourself thinking you’re not going getting an outdated device the moment you buy it.

    • What’s your point? There are plenty of “outdated” Android devices for sale right now–just look at the list at the top of this article.

      “Outdated” or not, it looks like Apple is giving the market what they want–the iPhone is still outselling every Android device. We’re still catching up.

  36. jGuest 5 years ago

    So, are they going to give us at least Flash Lite? Or is that up to the manufacturers/carriers?

  37. KFC doin it rightGuest 5 years ago

    OMG old phones aren’t getting flash. I think I will cut myself. Get over it and upgrade to something worth getting. Already been said numerous times those phones are outdated. Yes, the droid eris was outdated before it went on sale. This aint gold, it can and most definitely WILL depreciate in value and functionality. In 6 months I am sure something will come out and won’t be able to run on my Nexus One. Am I going to scream and cry about it? No. More than likely, if it is something I really really want and must have, I will buy the newer technology. Getting pissed off that your commodore 64 won’t run WoW is just flippin retarded.

  38. Annnnnd this is what apple just wants us to be doing. We’ve already have people trying to jump ship to iphone just because their phone isnt up to the recent par. The thing is iphone only has to worry about iphone, we have droid phones falling out the sky from more than one carrier. Android is still a baby… so if you are going to jump to iphone get your credit card ready to shell out money for apps also.

    • JeffGuest 5 years ago

      lol, if people jump ship because they can’t get Flash on their handheld device they should tie a cinder block to their leg and sink to the bottom. When I bought my phone months ago I didn’t even think of flash, I just wanted something that was new and exciting, Android meets that criteria and I’m not switching! If your going to jump, jump to a Nexus One or wait a few months and I’m sure HTC or Motorola will have something else floating your boat. :)

  39. HansGuest 5 years ago

    Well…my girlfriend is going to be quote upset about this news. She barely got the Eris in December and was excited to hear that Flash was coming to it. I was thinking, since it comes with Flash Lite, isn’t there some way it can run full flash?

  40. HansGuest 5 years ago

    *quite. I meant quite.

  41. that no biggie. if i want flash ill just upgrade, for right now ill just stick with my mytouch. just as long as i get 2.0 or 2.1 update im fine.

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  43. LMFAOGuest 5 years ago

    UMMMM PEOPLE NEED TO RELAX! If you guys are complaining that the G1 isnt getting Flash, you guys need to get over it. The G1 is already over a year old and be GLAD that it got the 1.6 update. When you buy a phone, the companies arent REQUIRED to upgrade youre phone to the latest software. People are getting too demanding with software upgrades ever since Android started delivering them to the G1, myTouch3G, etc. Be happy that youre phones got updated to a GOOD software. Dont DEMAND companies to give you an upgrade just because you feel SPECIAL that you got the G1 when it first came out and consider yourselves “the people who helped Android grow”. Pffffft who the F*** cares? Stop crying about it and if you want the newest technology, be willing to whip out a lot of cash, and if you dont have money, then you cant have the newest technology. Too bad, so sad. Now go cry to youre little mommy.

  44. darkwingduck20Guest 5 years ago

    I think that all the handsets that are not getting 10.1 will atleast be getting “flash lite” … I mean Adobes page for Flash Lite shows it being ran on non-smart phones like the older prepaid nokias

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  47. Later today: Android and Me Podcast 005 – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] Flash 10.1 only for Cortex A8 [...]

  48. Review roundup: Verizon Motorola Devour – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] the recent news that Flash 10.1 will require at least an ARM Cortex class processor, you might want to consider the Verizon Droid which Best Buy is also selling for [...]

  49. swazedahustlaGuest 5 years ago

    Well just to let you know this article is very misleading. I think they need to say these phones will not get flash 10 directly from adobe, but they will get it. I am currently running a full version of 2.1 sense with working camera on my sprint htc hero and it most definately has flash 10 in it. So yes adobe you may not be DIRECTLY supporting flash 10 on our phones, however someone will be.

  50. bitkidGuest 5 years ago

    THATS WHY I TOLD YOU TO NOT BUY HTC BUT SONY EXPERIA X10 FEEL THE PAIN

  51. T-Mobile Motorola CLIQ XT review – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] First generation devices like the CLIQ XT will not support Flash 10.1, but Motorola has included a version of Flash Lite with their phone. Flash Lite is based off an [...]

  52. Yada YadaGuest 5 years ago

    This really ticks me off. I just purchased a Motorola Cliq with the anticipation of having Flash available to me by June. I just wasted a bunch of money. I should have got a iPhone and stopped screwing around with wanna-be amatures.

  53. Adobe taunts Android fans with another cool demo – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] streaming games of the 2010 NCAA Final Four from the palm of your hand? You could if your phone supported Flash 10.1, but Adobe is not releasing it till after the tourney is over. Adobe feels your pain so platform [...]

  54. Lava rocks Android-powered Google TV – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] based processor, which puts it in line with several second generation Android phones. We know it is enough power to run Flash 10.1 so streaming full HD will be no [...]

  55. Lava rocks Android-powered Google TV | AndroidWebPortalGuest 5 years ago

    [...] based processor, which puts it in line with several second generation Android phones. We know it is enough power to run Flash 10.1 so streaming full HD will be no [...]

  56. Flash 10.1 coming to Android in 2H 2010 – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] 10.1 will require an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor or higher, which rules out all first generation Android phones. The Motorola Droid [...]

  57. Flash 10.1 coming to Android in 2H 2010 | TMI Tech NewsGuest 5 years ago

    [...] 10.1 will require an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor or higher, which rules out all first generation Android phones. The Motorola Droid [...]

  58. Advertisers still adjusting to mobile ad units | Android Phone BlogGuest 5 years ago

    [...] The mobile ad unit sent the visitor to this Sprint page which is 100% Flash. Most Android phones do not support Flash so they get the infamous need-plugin-lego-block. Adobe will be releasing Flash 10.1 soon, but first-gen phones will not support it. [...]

  59. Acer Liquid E heads north this summer – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] We heard rumors the Acer Liquid E would be around $374, which would make it one of the cheapest Android phones with a Snapdragon processor. That CPU is underclocked from 1 GHz to 768 MHz, but it will still be plenty fast to handle Flash 10.1. [...]

  60. strainuGuest 5 years ago

    xperia x 10 whil suport flash 10.1 ?

  61. Motorola Charm makes a sneak appearance, some specs revealed – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] a 600 MHz TI OMAP3410 that includes an ARM Cortex A8 core. In theory, this OMAP processor should be powerful enough to run Flash 10.1 when Motorola updates the devices to Android [...]

  62. Motorola raises the bar for entry-level Android phones – Android and MeGuest 5 years ago

    [...] the T-Mobile Charm has an OMAP processor, that means it can actually support Flash 10.1 and live wallpapers thanks to the extra processing power. Not even T-Mobile’s current [...]

  63. K. DEEGuest 5 years ago

    Well it’s well over mid-year now and Andriod and Adobe still haven’t made a release yet? What’s the delay?

  64. asdfGuest 5 years ago

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  65. thomas tsenGuest 4 years ago

    what the use when CL ARM C7 dont have a flash player to watch on video

  66. Charles LohrGuest 4 years ago

    Even some Android 2.2 phones don’t support Adobe Flash.
    The Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V does NOT support Adobe Flash.

  67. SalilGuest 4 years ago

    Adobe has set specifications for phone hardware that will support flash. Phones that do not fall in the category will not support flash. It may include limitations like min 800 Mhz processor which is ARM7 to start with.

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  71. More great news for Eris owners: No Flash 10.1 - Forum de telechargement et partageGuest 4 years ago

    [...] More great news for Eris owners: No Flash 10.1 More great news for Eris owners: No Flash 10.1 One of the big things I was looking forward to with 2.1 was full flash support. But, as we should have expected, thats a no go for 1st gen phones. In this article they make mention of the processor architecture being the reason, does this mean that even after root and some hacking it will never work? Or is that just Adobe's excuse? No Flash 10.1 for 1st gen Android phones [...]

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