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With the adoption of such browsers as Skyfire, Opera Mobile and the latest version of Internet Explorer, we're getting more used to having Flash on our phones. Skyfire, however, is flash over a proxy server. Opera Mobile and IE 6 have been using Flash Lite.

Now, it appears that Flash 10 may well be on its way to Windows Mobile. In last week's second-quarter financial report, Adobe CEO Shantanu Naraye announced that Flash 10 would be coming to smartphones.

“We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early version of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our Max conference in October. Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian OS, Windows Mobile and the new Palm Web OS will be the first devices to support web browsing with the new Flash player…”

There you have it. Whether this will be  baked into Windows Mobile 6.5 or as a browser upgrade or something different altogether remains to be seen.

Adobe earnings call [via Android Authority/MobileBurn]

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2 Comments
  • Thank you for the mention of Skyfire in your article. You can download skyfire from http://get.skyfire.com
  • It's great! I can use it to browse www.hongkongtourmap.com easily on the road.