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Flash 10 coming soon on Android

July 2, 2009

The HTC Hero will be the first Android device with support for Adobe® Flash® and ActionScript® 2.0.

It will be a release integrated into the HTC Hero ROM, so there isn’t yet a version of the Flash Player that can be installed on other Android devices. A full Flash Player 10 will be probably released by the end of 2009, and it will be available also for Windows Mobile, Nokia S60/Symbian, and new Palm devices. Blackberrys and iPhones are left out, mainly because of technical issues (there’s the need to work on lower layers of the OS, and the iPhone and Blackberry don’t allow that) and because of Apple’s business choices, which try to push their own technology, Quicktime. Flash on iPhone is therefore not expected anytime soon.

Read the full article with video from Adobe here.

/Zuli

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HTC Sense running on the G1

July 1, 2009

In the video below you can see a G1 (Htc Dream) running the new HTC user interface.

HTC Sense, aka Rosie, is the brand new customization of the Android OS developed by HTC specifically for the upcoming HTC Hero. As we can see, it can be already flashed to other devices, even if it still looks a bit slow and laggy on the G1. All the Android HTC devices so far mount the same Qualcomm processor @ 528MHz, but the HTC Hero will have 288MB of RAM, same amount for the HTC Magic and against the 192MB of the G1.

There will be chances then for the Magic users to see the new cool interface running smoothly on their devices.

/Zuli

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Dell working on an Android device?

June 30, 2009

Dell is rumored to be working on a Android powered pocket-size device similar to the Apple iPod Touch, something in between a smartphone and a netbook for size and functions. Some unconfirmed pictures of an early prototype already appeared on the internet a while ago, but now since Dell is showing more and more interest in Android netbooks, a so-called MID (Mobile Internet Device) could not be far from reality, and probably available already by the end of 2009.

/Zuli