Apr 30 AT 1:39 PM Sean Riley 30 Comments

Flash 10.1 and Froyo are scheduled for a June release

Adobe CTO, Kevin Lynch, wrote a brief blog post on Adobe’s site yesterday as a response to Steve Job’s load of explanation for why they are not using Flash on their mobile devices.

The closing paragraph contains the nugget of information that we are interested in.

We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June. Kevin Lynch Adobe CTO

So we finally have confirmation of our speculations regarding the big unveiling coming at Google I/O. Pairing this with Andy Rubin’s statements that support for Flash 10.1 comes in Froyo we can reasonably conclude that Froyo will debut alongside Flash at I/O and that the release of both will be coming to some Android users in June. Still up in the air is who those users will be and of course the exact date.

Now as we all know (and as they will proudly tell you) the N1 users are likely to be the first existing users to upgrade to it, with Droid Classic (Yes I just made that up) users possibly being in the mix there as well. But there has to be a launch device to go with it right? The Evo 4G seems like the obvious choice with a release date of June 6th or 13th and features which we already know stack up favorably with Cupertino’s latest, but everything released thus far has it pegged as an Android 2.1 device at launch.

So do you think Google is going to forgo a Flashy (pardon the pun) launch device this time, surprise us with the Evo 4G running Android 2.2 (which would be good news for you Incredible owners), or is there a stealth Android 2.2 device out there that we don’t know about yet?

Source: Adobe

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website ruben

    great android 2.2 comming out alredy and i still dont have 2.1 on my myTouch 3G

    • http://Website Daniel

      At this point, why release 2.1 if you know you’d bother your clients again less than a month after?

      • jeanpaul145

        Probably because it *won’t* be just a month later – I’d be surprised to see 2.2 on my Desire before begin September, for example.

    • http://Website nithin jino

      I have 2.1 on my mytouch. Cyanogen 5.0.7 baby! Fully functional too.

  • http://Website Daniel

    There’s very little evidence there that Froyo will be released with Flash. Particularly if by “public preview” they mean offering something for people to install, not just showing it off on demo phones.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      It depends on your reading of Rubin’s statement.

      I will say that I don’t typically think of a “public preview” as something that people would get to install on their phones, at that point it is a “limited public beta” or something along those lines.

  • http://Website jrbourque898

    I don’t think evo. Will drop with 2.2 it has sense on it I don’t see them releasing it on sense first at their own conference…I think there might be their own device with camera on front maybe that would be awesome

    • http://Website kelly

      Everything is possible now with Android!

      • http://Website Me

        The Shadow wont be the Nexus 2 with those crappy RAM specs(256MB thats what the DROID has and why would Google downgrade that spec when it needs the most speed it can get) It will most likely be another mid range device on Verizon under the DROID 2. Check out droid life for more details on that RUMOR.

        • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

          Not a chance the Shadow launches with 256MB RAM.

  • http://Website Fr

    Google would surprise us if Froyo was running for the G1 ! That would be AWESOME !

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  • http://Website Phil

    Its not going to launch on a new phone though selfishly I’d like to see it on an Evo so I’d know its coming to the Incredible quick lol. But honestly they are just going to show it as an update on an N1. Thats what they have this neutral phone for…to show stuff like this without pitching one phone and ticking off the other companies. They really should have just called the N1 what it is…their marketing piece.

    • Matt R

      Good point.

  • http://Website mostlyDigital

    Sean, are you being facetious about 2.2 on the Evo being good news for Incredible owners or is there something I don’t know about. Why is a 2.2 release a month after I buy 2.1 good news?

    • Matt R

      Because normally it takes a while before the Sense UI is updated to the new Android version. So if they announced Android 2.2, people who bought the Incredible (like you and me) would have to wait a month or two (if not more) before they get the 2.2 update. His point is that if they show it off on the Evo, which is an HTC Sense phone, then that means that Sense has already been updated to 2.2 and can more quickly be pushed out to Incredible owners.

      • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

        Matt nailed it, thanks.

  • http://Website wallingsworth

    2.2 could be good, but I already have flash on my N1-

    • http://google Brad

      I got skyfire on my cliq and it ain’t worth a f**k!!!

      • http://Website hiddengopher

        neither is your cliq

  • stalker

    what about public beta? I’ve signed up for public beta. Anybody knows that I will get public beta access before june?

  • http://Website Me

    Theres your public beta to be released in May.

  • http://loakmedia.com matt

    June will be when the release the seemingly unending string of promises that the release is coming next week.

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