It wasn’t a question of if Flash 10.2 would be arriving on Android devices, but when.  And that date is now March 18th according to Adobe, which will support Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices which meet the Flash Player hardware system requirements, and a beta release for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets.

However there are some interesting things to consider.  First off, Flash won’t render directly in the browser window at least not for 2.2 and 2.3 devices.  “Flash Player rendered content will continue to be placed in a separate window on top of HTML in the Android 2.2 and 2.3 browsers”. However, Honeycomb devices can render the flash content directly, requires no layering and will be the only devices that can take advantage of Stage Video rendering pipeline, which is said to reduce CPU intensity and increase frame rate.  Lastly, a new ‘soft keyboard’ will be available to developers via an ActionScript API.

Wondering if your device is supported?  Here’s the list:

  • Acer Liquid
  • Acer Stream
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC Desire HD
  • Droid Incredible
  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • Nexus One
  • T-Mobile MyTouch
  • T-Mobile G2
  • Droid
  • Droid 2
  • Droid R2-D2
  • Droid Bionic 4G
  • Droid Pro
  • Droid X
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Motorola Cliq
  • Motorola Milestone
  • Nexus S
  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • Samsung Fascinate

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."