If you'll remember back in December of 2010, there was a bit of an upsetting announcement for those who had or were planning on obtaining the Advent Vega Android Tablet. It seemed that the Vega slate, according to Advent, up until that point did “not exhibit the optimal performance that the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is capable of running with certain Flash website content” -- therefore, they pulled Flash Player 10.1 from the system and said that it'd be ready in the early part of 2011. Turns out that time is now, today!
Samsung is making moves to kill off the cable STB, and feathering its Galaxy Tab media line-up at the same time. The Korean company has announced partnerships with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Comcast that will see digital content services from the three companies feature on upcoming Samsung smart TV sets. However, it will also see Time Warner's cable service and Comcast's Xfinity available as an app on the Galaxy Tab.
Advent is pulling Flash Player 10.1 support from its Vega Android tablet, after it was discovered that the plugin had not passed Adobe's certification. According to the Advent statement [pdf link], Vega slates bought until now may "not exhibit the optimal performance that the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is capable of running with certain Flash website content"; the company is working with Adobe on a correctly certified version of Flash Player 10.1, but that isn't expected to be ready until "the early part of 2011."
Today, Acer took center stage in New York to announce a plethora of new devices. While their dual-screen laptop may be one of the shining moments for the company, they've got a few ideas for the tablet market, too, which is exactly what we expected to see. Acer took some time to show off not only a 10.1-inch tablet, but also a 7-inch version, both of which run Google's Android mobile Operating System.
It is truly a wish born of a ritualistic and unnatural set of events put in motion by a port of Google's Android 2.2.1 over to the iPhone 3G, allowing then Apple's IOS and Google's Android Froyo OS to have a baby named Flash on the iPhone. The entire process is basically illegal, so don't actually do it if you fear the law or have any hope for getting into Apple or Google heaven, requires that you jailbreak your iPhone. After broken, you'll need to install Cydia (not approved in any way by Apple), add a repository to Cydia, and download the package by the name "iDroid" for either your iPhone 3G or original iPhone.
It looks like Motorola and Verizon were able to stick to their guns on this one, and have gone through the paces to provide the update to Android 2.2, better known as Froyo, for the Motorola Droid X before the end of the third quarter. The update is scheduled to start rolling out to owners of the Droid X beginning tomorrow, and as most Over the Air updates go, this one will also be a staggered roll out. However, Verizon is quick to point out that you don't necessarily have to wait.
Flash Player on your tablet device may be something you look forward to, or you may not care all that much. If you do care, though, and you've been waiting to get your hands on a tablet that features full Flash Player 10.1, then it looks like the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab may be just the option for you. Samsung has just gone ahead and let everyone know that the Tab, the new Android-based 7-inch tablet from the company, will feature the full Flash experience.
One of the bigger features of the upcoming Android release, 2.2 (better known as Froyo), is the fact that there's integrated Flash Player. While many think that Flash isn't optimized for proper mobile use, Adobe begs to differ, as they point out in the first paragraph of their press release that 10.0 for mobile devices has been redesigned from the ground up, with performance in mind, which also includes mobile-specific features. It's already available on desktop clients, like Linux, PC, and Mac, but we're all waiting for the official release on mobile devices. Now that we have the official announcement from Adobe, 35 companies ready to jump on board, we don't expect it will be much longer to wait.