Earlier this week we reported Adobe Flash 10.1 for Android had been delayed till the second half of 2010, but we were wrong. Adobe platform evangelist Serge Jespers was quick to point out that Flash 10.1 is still on track for 1H 2010 and users should be able to download it in the next couple of months.
The confusion came from an interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen who said we should expect Flash for Android in the second half of the year. He was referring to new devices that would have Flash 10.1 preinstalled, but the plugin will actually be available sooner for those with supported devices.
Even though Flash 10.1 is right around the corner, Adobe is unsure on the exact distribution method. It could be available in the Android Market, on their website, or via an OTA update of the OS.
Android fans who want to participate in the public beta, should sign up now to be notified of its release. Keep in mind that Flash 10.1 requires an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor or greater so all first gen Android phones are ruled out.
If I was a guessing man, I would say to expect Flash 10.1 (and possibly Android 2.2) right around May 19th.