Flash Player preinstalled on DROID 2
Motorola and Verizon announced the pre-sale and availability of the DROID 2. The DROID 2 will have Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 preinstalled. This is great news for the Adobe developer community. It also means that Android 2.2 is finally getting critical mass for preinstallation. Although Android 2.2 has been out for a while there still has to be a lot of certification and integration of software by each manufacturer and carrier, let alone the small but technical chipset differences of each device. Thus the lag of each device getting the latest OS. This doesn’t leave out Flash Player or AIR for Android (once it comes out of beta) in this process, the cool thing is it will come and Adobe and partners are working hard to make this happen as soon as possible.
Another cool thing, the DROID 2 will have a R2-D2 version available in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Check out the news here.
From the announcement:
DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, increased processing power, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for access to the full web on the go – all built on Android 2.2. Flash Player 10.1 lets mobile users experience millions of websites the way they were meant to be seen – with rich Internet applications (RIAs), content inside the browser, including games, animations, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more. DROID 2 by Motorola will be available at www.verizonwireless.com on August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. To learn more about DROID 2 in action, visit www.droiddoes.com. To get started optimizing your web content for mobile devices, see http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/fpmobile