PC World reports Adobe has finalized Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones. Users of Android 2.2 will be the first to get the player, but exact launch dates are still unknown.
Users of phones running Android 2.2 will be the first to get the player, said Anup Muraka, director of technology strategy at Adobe. The trouble is that version 2.2 has so far only been pushed out to review units of one phone model, the Nexus One. All Nexus One phones, Motorola's Droid and other Android models are expected to get the operating system soon.
Adobe also is releasing the final version of the player to partners including Research In Motion, Palm, Symbian and Microsoft; however, it's unclear yet which phones currently on the market might get it.
"We have to work with each platform company to figure out which phones can support it," said Muraka. If existing phones can handle it, Adobe will work with the phone makers to determine how to distribute the player to users.