A fully-featured version of the Adobe Flash 10 player is coming to most smartphones in 2010, but unfortunately for Apple lovers the iPhone isn't one of them. Adobe says they would love to see it on the iPhone too, but that it's up to Apple to decide when and how they support any new technology.
Adobe announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress here Monday that Flash Player 10, which is the full version of Flash that runs on PCs, will be available on smartphones running Windows Mobile, Google's Android, Nokia S60/Symbian, and the new Palm operating systems. Devices with Flash Player 10 are expected to hit the market starting in early 2010.
The company has worked for years on a lightweight incarnation of its Flash technology for mobile phones. Adobe executives said that about 40 percent of all phones that are shipped today use this version of its technology. But because Flash Lite doesn't allow for the same functionality as what's available on the Flash 10 desktop version of the technology, mobile users are missing out.