23 June 2009
Flash Player 10 Beta Coming
To Symbian Devices Before Year's End
Brighthand reported yesterday that Adobe will release a beta version of its Flash Player 10 for leading Smartphone platforms including devices based on Symbian S60 platform before the end of the year.
Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe, recently announced during Adobe's 'earnings call' with investors that beta version of Flash Player 10 for smartphones will come during October at Adobe MAX 2009.
"We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early versions of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our MAX Conference in October." Shantanu said.
This company has made getting Flash support onto Smartphones as a top priority; "Smart phones are where the game is now," says Kevin Lynch, Adobe's chief technology officer. "Our chips are on the table. We've made our bets."Adobe said today that a beta of Flash Player 10 for smartphones will be introduced at its MAX conference this October.
Google's Android, Nokia's Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and the New Palm Web OS will be among the first devices to support web browsing with the newest Flash player.
Companies including ARM, NVIDIA, Broadcom, Intel, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm are optimizing Flash player for their processors and platforms. We continue to see momentum for the open stream project and now have 25 participants on board to use Flash as a consistent run-time across screens.
In today's announcement it didn't give any details on which smartphones this player will be supporting but Adobe said recently that Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and webOS will be among the first devices to get support for Flash Player 10 while there is no information when latest Flash version will be available for Apple's iPhone or RIM's BlackBerry models.
The first operating systems to be supported will be Windows Mobile, Android and Nokia S60/symbian, and it will be available to OEMs end of 2009. The first Flash Player 10 enabled devices are expected to ship in 2010.