Adobe have announced that Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ version of the Android Operating System will be available in the coming weeks.
Honeycomb is a much awaited version of Android as it is designed specifically for tablet PCs and is set to offer a whole new array of features. The first high profile tablet which will support the new OS will be Motorola’s Xoom which on paper looks to be one of the most technically advanced tablets to hit the market this year. It is launching in a few days in America.
Flash is an important piece of software for any tablet (well apart from Apple, but thats another story), and many people had feared that Adobe might drag their heels with this release.
“Consumers are clearly asking for Flash support on tablet devices and the good news is that they won’t have to wait long. 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,” wrote Matt Rozen, on Adobe’s Flash Platform Blog.
Adobe also said that V10.2 of their flash player will be offered as a download or will come preinstalled on some tablets which will launch later in 2011. Adobe also indicated that Flash Player 10.2 will offer users of dual core tablets and smartphone HD Flash video and up to 30 frames per second video performance.
KitGuru says: Why is flash not available on Apple mobile products? Who better to answer that, than Steve Jobs.