Flash Player 10 beta coming to most smartphones in October; iPhone not included

by admin June 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Back at GSMA 2009, Adobe announced that it would bring Flash Player 10 to a number of smartphones in 2010, and it looks like Adobe is making good on its promise.

In a Q2 audio press release, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen confirmed that Adobe will release a beta version of Flash Player 10 for a number of smartphone browsers, including Windows Mobile, Google Android, Palm WebOS, and Symbian devices, in October. In addition, Narayen said ARM, Nvidia, Broadcom, Intel, TI, and Qualcomm are currently optimizing the player for their products right now.

Obviously, this is great news for smartphone owners, but one platform noticeably missing from the list is the iPhone OS. This doesn’t rule out Flash support on iPhones in the future, however. In the past, Adobe executives have stated that it’s coming, but Apple is operating on its own schedule.

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