Adobe Confirm Flash Player 10.1 Still On Schedule

adobe_flash_logo_icrontic_v12Adobe Flash Player 10.1 release candidate 2 now available for PCs and netbooks, and there are a ton of good news like Flash is coming to Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, WebOS and Windows Mobile. Perhaps you also heard rumors that Adobe’s Flash 10.1 release was being delayed until 2H10.

Adobe spokesperson Stefan Offermann said that comments made by Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen have been misinterpreted.

“Adobe is still on track making Flash Player 10.1 for first mobile platforms including Android available before the end of the first half of 2010,”

Offermann said.

“Smartphone companies like Google and RIM and Palm are going to be releasing versions of Flash on smartphones and tablets in the second half of the year.”

Last week, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced that Flash is coming to smartphones including Android, WebOS and BlackBerry the second half of 2010. Narayen also discussed his thoughts of Apple’s actions and the rejection of Flash on their iDevices.

Another good news is Adobe said Flash 10.1 will silence Apple’s criticism. In previous article Adobe Sue Apple? Who Would Ultimately Win?, we gave Adobe an advice:

Yes, because I don’t think Adobe sue Apple can resolve anything, Adobe should, attempt to improve Flash further and  faster than Apple takes the iPhone, make it killer on the backs of Android and other platform.

It seems Flash 10.1 will make it to be true. :)   Let’s see which features will be include in Flash Player 10.1:

  • Ubiquitous Reach
  • Global error handling
  • Designed for mobility
  • Expanded options for high quality media delivery

It doesn’t mean Adobe hope Steve Jobs change the terms of its iPhone 4.0 software developer kit license back,  Apple hope Flash as an open standard and to give up its IP in Flash, but Adobe will NEVER do this, so the battle between the two companies will NOT over. However, Flash 10.1 probably will effectively silence which complaining about Flash is bug prone, a security risk and eats CPU cycles.

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