It seems that the porting of Flash to Android isn’t as simple as Adobe thought. This is at least what we can deduct from another postponing on the conversion for the famous Adobe software to the Android platforms.
The news have been broadcast during an interview from Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, to Fox Business, in which he mentions the second half of 2010 as a possible first release. Some users say that the first CPUs used on Android devices weren’t powerful enough to support the porting. In any case, the first announced date was October 2009, so there’s little more to tell. We’ll have to wait.
After having launched the original version for Windows Mobile devices, Opera has now launched a specific version of their Opera Mini mobile browser for Android as well. It’s called Opera Mini 5, and it’s still in beta.
As the company has declared on the press-release, the browser is already available for download on the Android Market. Opera Mini 5 for Android is currently only available in English and it can be downloaded directly on the Android smartphone.
Google has released the Android version of Google Earth, the famous application to access geographic contents. But despite not having released any official word about the application, it seems that Google Earth only works on Android 2 or superior. Which would mean 2.0 or 2.1 right now.
We can only hope that Google will make it compatible with previous Android versions as well.
The Moblie World Congress 2010 surely brings new things, especially to the Android world. A bunch of new phones were announced (and we’ll be covering some of them in future articles), but now with the tablet-mania as we call it, we see Huawei launching a new Android Tablet, called SmaKit S7. We’ll show a video after the post.
It features a 7? display with the resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and it has a 3D module and bluetooth. Videos can be seen at 720p, the internal memory features 2GB and interesting fact, it has an HDMI port. The interesting things on the video are the new Android interface made especially for this device, the absence of the Market application (which makes it harder to install applications without installing it from the net, and FTP through Bluetooth.
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