Android-based Hero phone will have something that Apple does not – the
ability to handle Flash elements on websites.
This means that punters will
have access to the likes of YouTube video. Adobe Systems confirmed that its
Flash Player will be built into the HTC phone. The reason it is is happy is
that it has had a cunning plan to stick Flash into the mobile market.
phone, one of several from HTC to use Google's Android is scheduled to ship
in Europe starting in July and in Asia and North America later in the
year. It can't run Flash Player 10, the current version for PCs because it is
based around ActionScript 2 applications which only work on Flash Player
It is currently working with HTC to try and get Flash Player 10 to
mobile phones through over-the-air updates, though, so Adobe expects
fuller Flash support eventually. A beta should be around in the fourth
quarter of 2009, Adobe said. Apple could have Flash on the iPhone tomorrow,
however for some reason it is dragging its feet on approving it.
HTC launches Hero Android phone