Flash on Android – evidently some people like it

March 31, 2011 | By

I was installing Flash Player on a new Android device today and noticed that the number of user ratings is quickly approaching 200,000 and those ratings are VERY good — 4.5 stars!  Screenshot below from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer – as of 3/31/2011 4:38PM EDT.

Evidently, some users like having Flash on their mobile devices. ;-)

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Greg is an Adobe Creative Cloud Evangelist based in Tampa, Florida
  • dan

    well android needs something to crash the browser just like the PC world.

    • Ted Chevalier

      well a blog post needs a stupid comment to become relevant.

    • http://inflagrantedelicto.memoryspiral.com/ Joseph Labrecque

      Flash Player has never crashed my Android browser. What an ignorant comment, “dan”.

  • mick

    And why not?! Flash is great, and so is AIR.

  • http://www.fabiobiondi.com/ Fabio Biondi

    I agree with Joseph!!

  • olandim

    Well, Dan should be one of this Apple Maniac who would change his mind for what ever Stve jobs would say.

  • http://knowledge.lapasa.net Mark Lapasa

    My experience on Android has been completely unreliable. I think having Flash on it would just compound it even more. (Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Android 2.2).

    • http://blogs.adobe.com/jd John Dowdell

      Hi Mark, sorry for the unhappy experience on that nice little credit-card sized phone… Sony Ericsson itself doesn’t advertise that its 320×240 display can handle Flash content, and it’s not among the list of certified devices either:
      http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/corporate/products/phoneportfolio/specification/xperiax10minipro
      http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/certified_devices/
      http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4858/sony-ericsson-x10-mini-pro

      Hardware, OS, and applications are all growing rapidly together. Gear purchased towards the beginning of this cycle may or may not be able to be upgraded. One thing’s for sure though… the next phone you get will be much more capable, at better price, than the earlier transition devices.

      jd/adobe

      • Juraj Bojkovsky

        Flash on mobile is great, biggest problem is that there are so many Android 2.2 devices on the market without flash support
        (I mean Flash Player and AIR not Flash Lite) Users with devices like HTC Wildfire, LG P500 Optimus One, Samsung Galaxy Ace . . .
        are in truble. This could be changed in the future.