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Flash 10.1 for Android Final Version Released on the Wild

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 brings in support for a wide range of devices including smart phones running under Android 2.2—dubbed as Froyo. Also in the list of supported devices are netbooks and other Internet capable gadgets. Clearly, iPhone and iPad support in the future seems bleak as Steve Jobs has publicly refused to integrate Adobe player to its iOS for its known security holes.

After months of beta testing, Flash 10.1 final version was  released to the public.  Originally it was scheduled for release during the first half of the year; Adobe changed the release to the second half of the year.   Well, it seems Adobe is true to its words. Just a few weeks into the second half of the year, Android 2.2 users can now avail the product through the Android Marketplace.

The public release of Flash 10.1 beta version was deemed to be one of the topmost downloaded applications in the Android Marketplace.

Mobility Personified

Adobe’s new flash player is designed specifically to cater to the mobility needs of its users. Smartphones being limited to lower CPU computing powers, Adobe had to develop the player form the “ground up”.


Users are treated to an application which fully optimizes the native capabilities of their devices. The key feature that seems to leap from the canvass is the player’s support for GPU acceleration. These make the Flash player experience completely compatible with mobile devices.

The GPU acceleration support redefines how the Flash player uses your resources especially those of your mobile devices. Streaming media using your mobile devices can gobble up most of your device’s limited resources. But with GPU support in the new Flash player 10.1, you can stream media while freeing up your CPU for a more enhanced multi-tasking experience. Battery life has also been a big issue when it comes to utilizing Flash player. The GPU acceleration support makes it possible to save on your precious battery stamina while on the go.

Video playback gets way better with the new release. Flash 10.1 gets support for peer-assisted video streaming or multicasting, HTTP support for live video streaming, and support for hardware-accelerated H.264 video playback. Another apparent improvement in video buffering has also been put in place allowing you to pause, rewind and fast-forward streaming video much like in any DVR player. That is, if your provider already supports this pretty neat feature.

Some Froyo users observed that Flash 10.1 does not let its player work with their sound profile settings. Although in silent mode, Flash player will still play sounds as is. Adobe Systems clears this up by saying that this is an Android problem and not the Flash Player’s fault.

Security-wise, the new version of Flash player now works with your browser settings. That is, to say, that your Flash player will not keep on caching when you enter in the private browsing mode.

Good news to multi-touch device users, Flash Player also comes with multi-touch support. The new accelerometer support also allows users to view their flash content in portrait and landscape mode. With the Smart Zooming feature users can scale their playback to full screen.

Flash Player 10.1 is available to those who will upgrade to Android 2.2, dubbed as Froyo. It also supports various platforms such as BlackBerry, Webs, future versions of Windows Phone, Limo, Me ego and Symbian OS. Alas, no support for Apple’s iOS; but not for the lack of trying, though. Steve Jobs is obstinate when it comes to Flash support in Apple products.

Devices that are supported include Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others.

For Adobe Sytems, this has been a major upgrade in terms of supporting multi platforms.

For those who can’t live without their flash content, this is definitely an enhancement to their mobile experience.

Android Options for Verizon

As reported by DigiTimes – Apple had contracted Pegatron Technology for manufacturing its CDMA compatible iPhone. James Ratcliffe, an analyst as Barclays reported that around 9 million new Verizon activations could happen if Verizon iPhone comes into the market. Despite these upcoming ventures a rumour from droidlife has come saying that Verizon might formally announce that they would not be carrying the iPhone 4 altogether. There are too many complaints about the poor cell phone reception. Apple has launched several fixes for fixing the poor signal issue but this has leaded the customers to believe that this issue is with the iPhone itself and not with the carrier.

DroidLife has further reported that Verizon is planning to launch a new ad campaign with the slogan “Rule the Air” and “Send A Strong Signal”. This campaign would not be branded as Verizon Wireless but Verizon instead. Droidife also quoted that Verizon could announce that they wont be carrying the iPhone 4 and will focus more on their high-end Android series mobile phones. The Android line ups with Verizon are Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2 and HTC Incredible. Verizon Wireless announced Samsung Fascinate, a Galaxy Smartphone. It is powered by Android 2.1, the Samsung Fascinate will have support for Google Mobile services, including Gmail, YouTube, and Android Market. The device will come loaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search. In addition to these, Samsung Fascinate will act as a mobile hotspot allowing you to connect up to five Wi-Fi devices such as your Laptop, your iPad, or other Wi-Fi enabled devices. It includes 1GHz Hummingbird processor, HD video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and DivX Support. The device has an in-built storage of 2GB and will have a 16 GB microSD card with its package. Fascinate will also have 6 axis sensor which can lead to a new mode of mobile gaming experience. Besides this the most important feature of the device is the 4 inch super AMOLED display. It also carries a 5 Mega Pixel camera along with LED flash. The colours are incredibly sharp and vibrant. This for sure is going to be an incredible deal of Samsung with Verizon which might second the rumours of discontinuation of iPhone.

These predictions cannot be taken lightly as DroidLife has always been giving quality news all the times. These don’t seem to be rumours and definitely carry some weight to it. In recent past DroidLife’s reports regarding the new Verizon ad campaigns were quite substantial and were seconded by many blogs and forums. Some of the posts have even managed to get the actual ad materials and have published them too.

As of now according to DroidLife, Verizon’s new Ad campaign boasts of a Strong Signal across their network and across all the handsets lined up. It would be of no use to have a potentially faulty device like iPhone 4 and be admonished by the users for dropped calls, but before jumping to any conclusion about Verizon iPhone 4 lets wait for the final confirmation.

Windows7 Phone

There is a great excitement followed by uncertainty as three devices are launching in same month. Recently Apple has revealed their big iPhone and Android devices are also making news in market. Although it’s too late, Microsoft is entering next-generation of smartphones by launching Windows Phone 7. It is too early to say anything as comparison between their advantages and disadvantages is yet to be done. Smartphones like HTC EVO 4G, HTC Incredible and next generation iPhone 4, which is merely one week old, often make headlines. It gives the impression as if there are only two smartphone platforms in existence, Android and iPhone, which are not really on a top position yet.

In smartphone platforms, the highest position is still preserved by RIM with the great market share. Apple upholds next position that is followed by Microsoft. Even though, Android has been making remarkable business, it has made it to the fourth place. Market share of Microsoft is far better than that of Android; it is greater by around 40 percent. Business market is the only reason behind the inferior positions of most popular smartphone platforms like Android and iPhone.

RIM has proved its supremacy by establishing itself as a new name to mobile business communications. iPhone has also erased the line between business tool and consumer gadget. BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) provides management tools or infrastructure integration which is far better than that is offered by Apple and Google. There is a continuous split between business and consumer. Third position of Microsoft with market share of 15 percent is a proof for this split. Apart from the Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft has not achieved success in this field of smartphone platforms.  Although RIM and Microsoft are on top, they seem sluggish while Apple and Google are giving great competition to each other by inventing wonderful devices.

Microsoft started from base for reinvention of mobile strategy. It is the main reason for a late arrival of Windows Phone 7. It is not just a smartphone with some modifications in Windows Mobile 6.5. Windows Phone 7 is not just a tiny Windows PC; it is an OS platform that distinguishes a desktop PC from a smartphone. Microsoft claims that Windows Phone 7 offers a wonderful amalgamation of spontaneous touchscreen and all the exciting features that come with iPhone and Android devices. It is also provided with native applications and tight integration, which connect it with the Microsoft Server Infrastructure. Microsoft Server Infrastructure is the strength of network and communications architecture.

Like these good points, there are some hitches that limit its performance. As far as the true multitasking is concerned, Apple’s iPhone is much better than Windows Phone 7. Probably, it does not have function for copy-paste. There are some software and hardware limitations also which make Windows Phone 7 inferior to iPhone and Android. Overall, it is better to wait for arrival of Windows Phone 7 so that these three devices can be compared. By comparing and contrasting these devices, best one that fulfills maximum requirement can be decided. Hopefully, Microsoft will come up with a promising device that will compete with iPhone and Android devices.

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