Back in mid-April, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen said they would be on target to deliver Flash 10.1 for smartphones in the first half of 2010. Adobe pretty much made good on this and has delivered 10.1 to manufacturers such as Google and RIM to allow them to deploy it on their devices.
It should be interesting to see how long it will take for Flash 10.1 to be made available to BlackBerry users. Also, it’s not clear exactly how well it will perform on the device. According to Adobe, Flash 10.1 will allow users to experience rich Flash web content as well as play games, view animations, experience rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.
Performance features of Adobe Flash 10.1 include:
- Completely redesigned and optimized for mobile
- New interaction methods with support for mobile-specific input models
- Support for accelerometer – view Flash content in landscape and portrait mode
- Performance optimization
- Efficient use of CPU and battery performance