Now that the Motorola Droid 2 has been officially announced, Adobe wants to make sure that everyone knows it will be the first phone to come with the completely redesigned Flash Player 10.1 out of the box.
Flash 10.1 is currently in beta (version 3) on the Android Market, but we were told a final version will be posted shortly. We have no confirmation on which version of Flash will ship on the Droid 2, but I’m going to assume the final version is ready and Motorola already has it.
Other devices with Android 2.2 should see Flash 10.1 in the following weeks. Adobe says that the HTC Incredible, the Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Milestone, Droid X and others will support Flash Player 10.1 soon and they will keep us posted on updates.
Recent leaks suggest the original Droid will see Flash 10.1 in the Android Market on August 18th so keep an eye on that date for other devices as well.
Update: Adobe sent us a statement to clarify which version of Flash 10.1 is shipping on the Droid 2 and other devices.
“Adobe released Flash Player 10.1 in June to OEM and platform partners worldwide. This is the final release that partners like HTC and Verizon/Motorola are distributing to their customers. Examples are the HTC Evo, HTC Desire and the new DROID 2 by Motorola, which is the first smartphone that will come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1. We expect additional Android devices and other mobile platforms to get Flash Player 10.1 over the next few weeks. The version of Flash Player 10.1 that is available on the Android Market for the Google Nexus One is a Beta 3. A final release will be posted shortly.”