Adobe.com today announced, that Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile devices has been released to mobile platform partners:
Flash Player 10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to be pre-installed on smart phones, tablets and other devices in the coming months.
Palm/HP: keep testing Flash, your userbase is keen on finding Flash on the App Catalog soon.
German Palm.de site reports that the Palm Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus are going to be released in Germany on April 28th, 2010. The exclusive partnership between Palm and O2 in Germany is over, Vodafone is going to offer the Palms aswell.
There is currently no information available about pricing.
John Paczkowski of AllThingsDigital mentioned that sources close to Palm told him, Palm’s Plugin-Development Kit will allow easy porting of Apple iPhone games to WebOS. That could also explain how fast Electronic Arts ported “Need for Speed” to WebOS.
On the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Adobe released Flash 10.1 beta. This non public release aims at developers to allow them to make final changes to their Flash based websites to make them compatible to mobile devices.
Currently some Flash based applications are not adjusted to mobile devices. So touching buttons on small displays is not working best. Adobe recommends Flash content providers to adjust their products for mobile devices.
Adobe Flash 10.1 is coming to Google’s Android, Symbian OS, Palm’s WebOS, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. A final version will be finished in mid 2010.
Adrian Ludwig of Adobe says, technically the Flash platform could easily be enrolled to the iPhone, but Apple’s license policies does not allow that at the moment. Moreover he says In december 2010 more than 7million iPhone and iPod Touch users tried to browse to Adobe’s Flash installer website to find out it is not available for that device.
The video and advertisement is courtesy of Golem.de…
Quite a bunch of news for the Palm community has been presented by Palm’s CEO John Podfather Prefather Rubinstein. Find the whole video presentation at the end of the summary.
II. WebOS Update 1.4
WebOS 1.4 will be released in February, 2010 (in the US at least, we Europeans are still waiting for 1.3.5). WebOS 1.4 will feature:
Adobe Flash 10.1
better Battery Life and
III. WebOS Plug In Development Kit
For developing native 3D games Palm secretely extended their development tools with a plug in kit, that allows to write code in C or C++.
IV. Native 3D Games
Moreover Palm showed they are in the know what their customers will like and how to explore more markets besides the Linux community. As of today some 3D games have been released to the U.S. American AppCatalog:
Need for Speed Undercover
The Sims 3
Asphalt 5: Elite Racing
Glyder 2, and
IV. Palm Pre Plus coming to Verizon
A special version of the Palm Pre is coming to Verizon Wireless, only 7 months after the initial release of the Palm Pre to the Spring network. Verizon’s Palm Pre Plus is coming with 16GB Ram, a reworked slider mechanics and a tethering plan. Verizon is said to have one of the best 3G coverage in North America. We suspect the Palm Pre Plus to be SIM locked.