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Oct052009

Adobe still cooking up Flash support for WebOS, beta this year? [UPDATE]

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Adobe is working on Flash 10.1 for mobile devices. Basically covering every mobile platform except for the iPhone. WebOS is on that list and will be one of the first. According to Gizmodo, they had a word with Adobe and WebOS beta could be out as early as this year with the full version to be released sometime in the first half of 2010. Adobe says Flash 10.1 will be GPU accelerated which will allow for you to push the little HD link in the bottom right of a Youtube video. This will be nice on the Pre since it is sporting an OMAP 3 with a pretty hefty mobile GPU inside. Adobe is optimizing Flash 10.1 so it doesn't bog down mobile OS's like current iterations of flash do as seen on HTC's newest slice of Android, the Hero.

Flash is being optimized for Mobile OS's with a touch screen and multi touch like WebOS providing full multi touch support as well as support for gestures and the accelerometer. Though flash isn't our favorite thing in the world because it can sometimes slow down even the fastest computers, Flash is a huge part of the browser experience and we are very excited to get it on our Pre's and Pixi's. 

For those of you who don't know Flash is what powers sites like Youtube.com, Hulu.com, and what allows us to hear music on sites like Myspace.com and Facebook.com. It will allow for a 100% full desktop browser experience so the only difference between the browser on our Pre's and our computers at home, will be the screen size/resolution.

[UPDATE] Video link of flash demo on the Palm Pre HERE

[UPDATE] Signup and get notified when Flash 10.1 for Pre enters Beta

[Via Gizmodo]

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Reader Comments (7)

First!! How do we join the beta testing??

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVega

I'm glad to hear this.
Flash is great for Palm Pre, and mobile in general because among many things with Flash we won't be limited to only viewing video on Youtube. Yeaaaah!

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeith H

As soon as we find out how to get the beta we will let you know! I can't wait for it.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

So excited to get this! Man hurry up Adobe finish finish!

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSilly Sam

Missing from the line-up - at least so far - is Apple. Take a look at what Harry McCracken has to say about that - is Flash support on phones a promise for a multimedia future, or just going to end up meaning those annoying Flash-based ads will also play on your phone, sucking your battery power?

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterconstant gina

Flash video is the ONLY thing in my mind thats holding the pre back from being the ULTIMATE smart phone i love the dedicated youtube app but not all videos load right, with flash you could deviate to better sites like HULU

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPalm-tastic

so its was said on the site later in 2009 where is it

January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervinnie

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