Flash Android

Adobe has make or break Flash opportunity on Android

May 13, 2010: 3:44 PM ET

For all of the whooping and hollering between Apple and Adobe over the past few months, what really counts is how Flash performs on a smartphone.  We'll find out that answer next week when Froyo is released.

At next week's Google I/O summit, Google will take the wraps off of Froyo, the next version of its Android OS.  It will likely be available to Nexus One owners first who will be able to upgrade their phones immediately.   Carriers will then slowly roll them out to everyone else.

Inside Android's Froyo is Adobe's Flash 10.1 for mobile devices, which has been the center of controversy for the past few months.

Adobe's expensive print and online campaign, released today as advertising on many popular sites (including this one), says that the company loves Apple but it doesn't love the way Apple has shut it out of app development.  That's to be expected. More

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