Droid Incredible Update to Froyo with Flash Player in the Update
My wife’s Droid Incredible received the Froyo update notice today. Interestingly it mentions Flash Player in the update text. Here is some highlights from the text: “This Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) software update includes new enhancements to support Adobe" Flash" Player 10.1 (pre-installed), support for 720p video recording, and many other improvements for your DROID Incredible by HTC.”
Here is a picture of the full text of the update screen.
After hitting the Restart and Install button the phone came back up with Froyo on the device and Flash Player (10.1.72.7) pre-installed. The Flash Player is not on this phone’s marketplace and will probably get updates through the devices update mechanism, since it was pre-installed. Originally the Droid Incredible had Flash Lite installed which with this update it is removed (the app shell is there but no app in Manage Applications).
You will see device creators, be it the manufacturer or the carriers, wanting to control the experiences of their devices, and this doesn’t leave out Flash Player. Either way you slice it though getting Flash Player in marketplaces of supported phones or having device creators pre-install it on the device is a great thing for Flash.
Here is a picture of flash on the device: