We've got some good news and some bad news about those waiting to receive Adobe Flash 10.1. The good news is that it's expected to be released on Android phones coming "mid year".  Now the bad news is that the HTC Hero will not be supported.

“The HTC Hero will not be supported [because] it does not have the correct Android OS version and its chipset is not powerful enough. We require a device an ARM v7 (Cortex) processor. Examples include the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets and TI OMAP3 series.”

We've seen Flash being shown off already on the Droid and the Nexus One.  We already knew this was coming, given that Flash is a processor hog even on desktop systems, but thank you for stating the obvious. [androinica]

 

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Adobe Flash is not coming to all Android phones [duh]

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Um this quote is from like a few days ago, and its not from a proven source. It was posted somewhere but who people think is a reliable source, not from Adobe directly. Just more speculation.

Looks like all the sprint users are going to be played, because the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment are both on the list. And the Moment is supposed to have a decent processor.

The Moment has a great processor and is a GREAT phone, but will probably get shafted. For some reason, the Moment is just the unloved Android, but I love it.

This is the dumbest thing I've read on android central. It's like they don't realize the Hero ALREADY has some flash support. I call Bull on this article

HTC hero does have a flash player but still there are sites it doesn't work on. Half the time YouTube videos don't work.

The YouTube problem has nothing to do with Flash... HTC broke it with the last major update and claim its fixed in the next update. The Hero's flash player is pretty good. Not sure what site you say it doesn't work on. The only thing I haven't been able to get to load is hulu... to my knowledge, there isn't a hulu compatible mobile device. if you want to say flash games don't work... I play the Daily Diff on shockwave.com from my phone, and it works. There is usually a delay between the page loading and flash content loading. for the games, it takes a minute or two to load.

I understand everyone saying it sucks for the android devices not getting it. but I dont understand the article saying mid year when the pic shows beta not till oct.?? Last I checked October is Q4.

That picture most likely is very old. Its probably from 2009. They recycle pictures on common topics like flash, sense, blah blah. The picture was edited for a comment, its not current.