Adobe Flash Player for Android

We don't know about you, but the last thing we want to worry about when determining whether our smartphones are supported is what exactly what processor it's running. And Adobe apparently thinks so, too, fighting some FUD that appeared late last week over which phones it supports for Flash Player 10.1. (Seriously, folks? Somebody thought they'd take Flash away from the original Droid just weeks after it got it?)

For those of you who refuse to click through to the link, here are the phones Adobe Flash currently supports, and how you can get Flash Player 10.1 for them:

  • Nexus One: Download from Android Market.
  • Sprint Evo 4G: Included in Android 2.2 update from HTC.
  • HTC Desire: Included in Android 2.2 update from HTC.
  • Motorola Droid: On devices with Android 2.2 (build FRG22C or higher).
  • Motorola Droid 2: Pre-installed at launch.
  • Motorola Droid X: Will be included in upcoming Android 2.2 update.

So that's that. If you're phone's not on that list, fear not, as Adobe will be updating as time and updates go on. And if you haven't yet, be sure to check out our interview with Adobe platform evangelist Ryan Stewart. [Adobe]

Update: Yes, the Droid Incredible is missing. Yes, Adobe will add it. No, we had nothing to do with it.

 

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Adobe uses small words, pictures, to show which phones Flash supports

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If you look at the Adobe page, it was last updated on August 20th. Froyo hadn't started to go out to Incredibles yet. Adobe just needs to update the page.

There's a lot more than just that page that Adobe needs to update...
But they should at least start with valid information. The official OTA Droid Incredible 2.2 update includes a non-beta Flash 10.1.

Why isn't the Incredible listed? I'm pretty sure it was included with the froyo update like the EVO.

I'm really upset this doesn't list my Nokia 7110 as a compatible device. I mean seriously?!??!?! OK I'm going back to my BBS now!

The version in the Incredible Froyo update was the beta of Flash 10.1. You can get the apk that is on Megauploads (taken from the Nessus 1) to get the non-beta version installed on the Incredible. Worked fine for me. The Megaupload link is in one of the Incredible forum threads.

not true, (Froyo for the Incredible came w/a non-beta Flash 10.1) Plus I wouldn't trust side-loading anything from megaupload.. but thanks..

To be fair, everyone hates the Incredible besides those of us that own them. Personally I wouldn't rather have any other device on the market. Sure, there are some really good ones out there, just my style tho..

i own an original droid, and while i wouldnt trade it for the world, if i signed up for vzw now, i'd take the incredible over any of the other phones available on vzw

I too have noticed that the Incredible gets no love whatsoever. Its like the Droid stepchild. It's a great phone and I chose it because of its size ..... the Droid X is to big for me and the Droid/Droid2 is to heavy and did not want the keyboard.

Come on Phil, love on the Incredible won't you?

I think its available for droid owners because my friend just showed me today that it was available to him on the market. I believe it was the same version (10.1.92.8). Maybe Im wrong.

no love for the Incredible....we know which one of the Droid's are the most user friendly and the best. We don't need your recognition, sir.

I did the manual update to 2.2 for DI method. Flash is running on my DI (verified via adobe site) but AppBrain keeps saying there is an update. Market will not let me pull flash update though, keeps saying not found.

Dear Phil,
I have an Evo and it was updated to 2.2 as soon as I got it. Under Applications>All, it does show Adobe Flash Player 10.1 version 10.1.72.7 but it is only 52KB in size as compared to the 4.25MB size of the version in the above pic. So, I am thinking that my Evo with Froyo still does not have the real or full Flash 10.1. I can experience the fun of Flash from m.flash.com, but when I try to log into a wesite like www.hbo.com, it says "HBO.com is now a Flash site. Your device does not support Flash. Please choose from one of the following options" - and the options are 1. m.hbo.com, 2. HBO iTunes app, and 3. HTML-only version of HBO.com. I tried searching for Flash Player 10.1 (like the one shown in the pic above) in the Market, but it only has Adobe Flash Showcase.
So, my question is should not my Evo with Froyo have the full flash? and, should not it be able to load hbo.com and not the mobile optimized version only?
Thanks a lot.

Same here. incredible with OTA Froyo 2.2 shows Adobe Flash Player 10.1 version 10.1.72.7 but it is only 52KB in size. Does anyone have an explanation?