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Flash integrated into Android 2.2

Flash integrated into Android 2.2

Android 2.2 will come with Adobe's Flash built into the core code to provide full support for users everywhere, Google has stated.

The confirmation of the Flash support in Android 2.2 came from Google's Andy Rubin during an interview with the New York Times.

At the moment there is no word as to which particular version of Flash will be integrated into the Android update.

Some believe it will be Flash 10.1, which could mean that the launch of Android 2.2 will be pushed back to ensure that everything is ready.

Details on Android 2.2 are scant at the moment and it is known that Flash 10.1 is not due to launch until later in 2010, suggesting that if the two are tied together there could be a longer wait for Android 2.2 than many had anticipated.

Google is aware that releasing updates for Android at such a rate could ultimately be bad for business, as it creates divisions in its user base with different smartphones running different versions of the platform.

Google has said in the past that it plans to unify the Android operating system and waiting until Flash 10.1 is available could give manufacturers and users time to catch up.

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