Adobe Flash 10.1on Windows Mobile aims to bring and end to the myriad issues experienced when trying to use the two products together! It has always been a bit of a joke and has never really worked properly, despite Flash becoming ever more ubiquitous on sites across the globe; a real fix to this would be great.
From Adobe’s statement (bold mine):
“A public developer beta of the browser-based runtime is expected to be available for Windows® Mobile, Palm® webOS and desktop operating systems including Windows, Macintosh and Linux later this year… Flash Player 10.1 is the first consistent runtime release of the Open Screen Project that enables uncompromised Web browsing of expressive applications, content and high definition (HD) videos across devices.”
I’m a big Windows Mobile fan but it does annoy me not being able to view flash content on my device, so this is really something. Adobe made no mention of supported WinMo versions but PCMag say it will be 6.5 and above…which sucks a bit. I’m sure there will be a lot of 6.1 devices around for quite some time, I’m stuck on it until my contract ends) so it’d be nice to back it backdated at least that far 🙂
WHat MS really ought to do is get full Silverlight up and running on WinMo devices-that’s be awesome!
Still, we’ll see how it goes when the Flash beta arrives. The full Adobe release can be seen here.
Thanks to Mary Jo for the pcmag link.