Flash 10.1 NOT Coming to Windows Mobile 6.5
Adobe apparently sees Windows Mobile in it’s current state as a platform that it isn’t worth investing time or money in. It was revealed earlier this month by an employee of Adobe that they will not be releasing Flash 10.1 for Windows Mobile 6.5.
Officially Adobe is making the claim that Windows Mobile 6.5 doesn’t support a number of APIs that are critical in making Flash work. The decision made previously by Adobe committing itself to providing Flash 10.1 to current generation Windows Mobile devices has obviously been dropped in favor of the upcoming Windows Phone platform.
This doesn’t seem like much of a shock seeing as how Windows Phone 7 is now around the corner. What is interesting is that at launch, Windows Phone 7 won’t have official Flash support from Adobe either. It shouldn’t take long, as it is expected to have Flash 10.1 in late 2010 or early 2011, well behind Android 2.1 and Palm webOS 1.4. This seems like a long gap of Flash-less mobile browsing for WinMo faithfuls, especially when most of the other platforms are ready to start enjoying Flash 10.1 plugins any day.
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