Flash comes to the AndroidBy Thomas McKinnon 25 June 2009 | Categories: news
One of our complaints about the HTC Magic and Dream was the lack of Flash support out the box.
The biggest issue we encountered with the lack of Flash support was the fact that most contemporary websites make use of this technology in some way or another. For instance, if you want to watch a video online via your HTC Android phone you can only do so via the preinstalled YouTube application. But this seriously limits your options.
The news from HTC and Adobe Systems Inc. is that they are going to right this oversight. The HTC Hero, the company’s third Android handset, will ship with Adobe Flash support, greatly enhancing the appeal of its browser. As a side note the Hero will supposedly support a multi-touch enabled user interface as well.
“As the first Android device with Flash, the new HTC Hero represents a key milestone for Android and the Flash Platform. With close to 80 percent of all videos online delivered with Adobe Flash technology, consumers want to access rich Web content on-the-go.” said David Wadhwani, vice president and general manager, Platform Business Unit at Adobe.
Hopefully a firmware update will soon be available for the Magic and the Dream to enable Flash support as well.
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