Adobe Flash for Android passes 1 million download mark

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Despite Apple's insistence that Flash must die and is not worth the hassle of porting to mobile devices, it is still one of the most demanded features for mobile browsers today. Unfortunately, not many devices support it, though apart from the mobile version of Safari, more and more browsers are working with Adobe to fix this. Google's Android, for example, received Flash support earlier this year with the release of version 2.2 (codenamed Froyo). It turns out the plugin is in high demand: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Android has been downloaded over one million times thus far, according to ZDNet.

Despite the milestone, Adobe has work to do; some Flash sites still don't work correctly, if at all. It appears that this is because many sites are detecting a mobile device and delivering a mobile version of their site, which doesn't include Flash content. The company is working with these sites to make sure they detect Flash support on mobile devices correctly, but it takes time.

Adobe will be hosting its Max 2010 developer conference from October 23 to October 27 in Los Angeles. The company will likely use the event to tout the mobile capabilities of Flash and talk up the AIR platform for mobile devices. Hopefully it will also announce further improvements for both.


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