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Flash for Android Honeycomb to arrive ‘within a few weeks’

Flash for Android Honeycomb to arrive ‘within a few weeks’

Adobe has announced that its Flash Player 10.2 will be available as an over the update ‘within a few weeks’ of the release of the first Honeycomb tablet to market, the Motorola Xoom.

Software maker posted in its official blog: “Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom.”

If we understood correctly, this means that the Motorola Xoom will not be launching with Flash 10.2 pre-installed as previously thought and that early adopters will have to wait a bit longer after its release stateside later this week to experience the latest, greatest that the multimedia platform has to offer.

“Consumers are clearly asking for Flash support on tablet devices and the good news is that they won’t have to wait long”, Adobe added.

"We are aware of over 50 tablets that will ship in 2011 supporting a full web experience (including Flash support) and Xoom users will be among the first to enjoy this benefit.”

Honeycomb will not be the only OS to get onboard with Flash 10.2. The BlackBerry PlayBook and HP TouchPad will also support it at launch, enabling the platform to remain a relevant alternative to HTML5 despite Apple’s reluctance to welcome it into the iPad.

Source: Adobe via ZDNet

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