Android Opera Mobile will soon get Flash Player and HTML5 support

Here’s a great bit of news for that reader of ours who really loves Opera – the very nice Android version of the browser will soon get Flash Player 10.1 plug-in support, instantly squashing one of the few complaints users have about the swish alternate browser.

Speaking in a very interesting blog post a few days ago, Opera’s Pavel Studeny also outlined some of the issues faced by Android developers, eventually confirming plans for Flash support into the bargain. Like this:

Although Opera Mobile already has all the browser features, we want to improve your comfort when browsing the internet. In particular, you can look forward to:

Flash: the new web technologies aim to replace it, but Flash will be around for some time. If you have Flash player installed on your phone, Opera will support it.

HTML5 video: although it’s possible to embed videos in a Flash, you can have videos directly in HTML5, the same way as images. You can already see HTML5 videos on Youtube.

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In other browser news today, Mozilla has confirmed that the Firefox 4 Beta will be made available through the Android Market for everyone to try, later this month. Link via Phandroid.

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  1. The real difference of course, is that Opera Mobile is already a working, lightweight and capable browser on Android today. Firefox is just an embarrassing and bloated mess.

    Mozilla are 5 years late to the party and seem to have no focus.

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  2. edhe

     /  December 8, 2010

    What, it didn’t already?

    And the file was how big?

    How are they expecting people to want to use a browers that’s not up to spec and requires precious space?

    Reply
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