Flash Player 10 coming to smartphone platforms this fall

Adobe Systems is poised to release its Flash Player 10 multimedia and application software in October. "We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience," said Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen during the firm's conference call last week. "Multiple partners have already received early versions of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our MAX Conference in October. Google's Android, Nokia's Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and the new Palm webOS will be among the first devices to support web browsing with the newest Flash player."

According to Narayen, Adobe's Open Screen Project initiative--an effort dedicated to driving rich Internet experiences across mobile handsets, televisions, personal computers and consumer electronics--now boasts 25 participants who've agreed to implement Flash as a consistent run-time across device screens. "We continue to see momentum," the exec added.

For more on Flash Player 10:
- read this MobileCrunch article

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