Flash Player 10 coming to Android, Symbian, WinMo, and webOS in October

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If you’re rocking an iPhone and are looking to get Flash up on your handset, continue holding your breath. If you’re on an Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, or webOS-powered handset, however, we’ve got good some news.

In Adobe’s earnings call last week, CEO Shantanu Narayen slipped in one little meaty morsel on Flash on the go:

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. 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.

From that, we can gather than the first inklings of Flash for Android, S60, Windows Mobile, and webOS ought to start showing up around October and the months that follow. Remember, however, that this is all beta stuff; we’d be surprised if it started showing up for the masses until sometime in 2010. Regardless, progress is progress. There’s been an endless clamor for it for years; at long last, you’ll finally be able to punch the monkey and win a free iPod Touch no matter where you are.

[Via Google Android News]

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