Though late arrival, never thought that this would be so pretty cool. Now Flash has come alive in it’s first Android based device, the Hero from Open Screen partner HTC!!!!!
It should be a direct sequel to the G1, and has all the features like multi-touch HVGA screen, accelerometer support, GPS, Compass, WIFi, 5 MP camera, Android Webkit Browser, and now with having Adobe Flash makes for even more very rich mobile web user experience.
Check out the device here!
Adobe has a good a really good press release which explains in detail. They also have made a good video where the Adobe Platform team explains some of the features of the Flash implementation on the HTC Hero device. According to Mark’s blogpost, it’s possible to view up to 85% of online video through the Flash Player, supports latest Flash Lite 3.1 supports streaming audio capabilities, as well as support for around 80% of Flash content on the web today through the device’s web browser. On this device, double clicking Flash content (games, ads, etc) brings it fullscreen mode, which seems to work very much intuitively: Demo of Flash on the HTC Hero (an Android device).
What version of Flash is this? Well, right now it’s Flash Lite 3.1 according to Adobe. However, there have been prior public announcements that Flash 10 is coming to Android (by as soon as end of this year), as well as other mention of other SmartPhone platforms like webOS, Windows Mobile, & Symbian for starters down the lane. Mark says that the HTC Hero has Adobe Distributable Player. My lateral thought would be that, they (HTC) may upgrade the device at some point later (whether that means Flash Lite 3.x or Flash Player 10 can be anyone’s guess). Here are few words from Adobe: Serge Jespers, Mark Doherty. Here are some of the interesting comments from the Peter Elst & Dale Rankine of flashlite community. With now over one billion devices running Flash, and Android represents a nice (open) platform in which Flash to grow, develop and play. This new HTC Hero device represents the true mobile (web) experiences possible and I think we’ll see much more devices in the future.
Now Bill Perry from Nokia has a new blog/website – Bill (Mobile Perry) and he has updated his Nokia Flash enabled device list.
He has included not only the latest handset specs (including very latest 5th edition devices such as the 5800 & N97), but also some Maemo devices, namely the N800, N810, and N810 WiMax (which support a Flash 9 browser plugin)
You can download the PDF directly here while reading this one here.
It’s a very useful resource for flashlite community, since the information in Adobe Device Central can sometimes be still (particularly if you don’t get ADC updates), and Bill has put in more information in his post, such as hardware support such as GPS, touch screen, rotation features, and even software feature support such as video support, S60 Platform Services and OVI Store support too. This is one should appreciate in his efforts in putting all the updates in one place in go.
This below article from online version of Wall Street Journal talks about a single version of Flash for both (Smart) phones and PC from Adobe:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124407409276583289.html#mod=rss_whats_news_technology. Anyone here knows more about this?
Forum Nokia honors one member every month for their outstanding contribution to our Nokia Forum’s Wiki. The contributor of April is Manikantan Krish and he was awarded new S60 device(In this case, Nokia 5800). The honor is given to people that have contributed outstanding work for the month in number of articles and quality of the articles to the Nokia Forum Community. Good luck to him for his future endeavor.
Mark Doherty posted that Adobe’s feedback requests on the new Adobe Mobile Packager that is part of the overall Adobe Distributable Solution. Please note that if you have any other features, bugs, or enhancements to make to Mobile Tools from Adobe or if you have specific Flash Lite entries, contact Mark Doherty.
Thanks to Scott and Mark.
The world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has unveiled its much-awaited touchscreen handset. Called the 5800 XpressMusic phone, the phone has a large screen that measures 3.2 inch diagonally (640 by 360 pixels) with up to 16 million colors.
It has 81MB of internal memory and comes with an 8GB micro-SD card as standard equipment. Nokia 5800 runs on Nokia/Symbian’s S60 fifth edition operating system.
The handset is a GSM/EDGE/HSDPA 3G device along with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (with stereo audio) and USB 2.0 connectivity. It also has A-GPS and Nokia Maps for voice-guided navigation.
Nokia 5800 has a pair of stereo speakers and a 3.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual-LED flash. The battery life is reportedly as much as nine hours (GSM) or five hours (HSDPA), 35 hours for music playback or three hours of video. Standby time is up to 17 days.
Nokia 5800 supports both finger and stylus touch so users can use a stylus for text input or navigation if they like rather than the tip of their finger only.
Nokia has just launched S60 5th Edition with an SDK and the first device based on the new platform, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. You can start development on S60 5th Edition today. Here, You can find direct link to audiocast: http://www.nokia.com/A41196476 .