Adobe finalises Flash Player for Android – no longer a "beta"

Adobe announced the release of the final version of its controversial-but-welcome Flash Player 10.1 for Android last night, launching an updated build of the installable app on the Android Market for all Nexus One owners to download and fiddle with, and, we suspect, turn off when the new animating adverts get too annoying.

Here are Adobe’s release notes:

We are pleased to announce that Flash Player 10.1 is now generally available for download on the Android Market for Google™ Nexus One™ phones. Flash Player 10.1 for Android (2.2) is now generally available as of August 16; we had previously released Flash Player 10.1 to partners in June 2010. We expect additional Android devices like the HTC Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Milestone, Droid X, Droid by Motorola, Dell Streak and other mobile platforms to get Flash Player 10.1 over the next few weeks and months. Upgrade paths for devices in market today depend on the specific device, manufacturer, operator and the region. In addition to Android, mobile platforms including webOS, BlackBerry, MeeGo, LiMo, a future version of Windows Phone 7 and others will deliver support for Flash Player 10.1 over the coming months. Many of the new devices are expected to come pre-installed with full Flash.

Android phones available now which support Flash Player 10.1 include:

Google™ Nexus One™ — Download from Android Market.
HTC Evo™ 4G — Included with the Android 2.2 update from HTC.
HTC Desire — Included with the Android 2.2 update from HTC.
DROID 2 by Motorola — Devices ship with Flash Player 10.1 preinstalled.

So that’s four Android phones capable of Flash 10.1 now, out of, what? 60? 70?

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It’s a good start. And it annoys Steve Jobs, which is Erich Schmidt’s #1 SECRET AGENDA. Link via Recombu.

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