Adobe shows prototype Android tablet running Flash

Android Tablet flash

Chances are, if you've been online lately, you would have seen news of Steve Jobs releasing his 'thoughts on flash' on Apple's website, in which he described the many reasons why Adobe Flash was not allowed on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad - he pointed out that "Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now." Adobe later responded that day to defend these claims.

Yesterday, Engadget reported that Adobe had published what seems to be a direct response to this, by releasing photos and videos of an Android Tablet running Flash and Air "flawlessly". The videos show YouTube and Wired's Adobe Air magazine application running in full swing with no lag or performance issues.

The tablet that was shown off is a very early prototype, with nVidia confirming that the flash performance is thanks to the Tegra 2 that it's packing inside. Other details were sparse, but the tablet appears to be running with multi-touch and the current flavor of Android - 2.1.

NVIDIA pointed out that the Tegra 2 tablets should be on sale "this summer" and there will be "plenty on the way way in the third and fourth quarter of the year".

If you still can't believe your eyes, more hands on reviews, pictures and videos can be found over at Zedomax.

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Im getting to the point that I dont even want to read neowin anymore. The comments made by the Apple fanboys are just so... Well the rest of you know.

Anyways, Android + Flash = Win. I cant wait to get my hands on a nice tablet running Android, its like the iPad only useful.

I want to know the energy consumption on this!
After all those hypes bout HP slate and MS courier, its time for some hard facts.

It apparently crashed after the video. How is this impressive though? Show me a flash heavy website or game. Video is pretty weak.

Xero said,
It apparently crashed after the video. How is this impressive though? Show me a flash heavy website or game. Video is pretty weak.

I like the fact that they displayed it works. It doesn't show much in terms of performance though as it was only a small video. I'd like to see it working a little harder to see how well it works too. Looking good though.

Google should buy Adobe already. Its like a young couple who always flaunts their love and always snuggles with each other whenever they have the chance.

pyehac said,
Google should buy Adobe already. Its like a young couple who always flaunts their love and always snuggles with each other whenever they have the chance.

This is more that Adobe is showing the finger to a certain Cupertino-based company, since they can't play nice together.

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend", and all that jazz.

Simon said,
There is a "like this" button, guys
redigg! submit to share! report a tweet! I Like This Problem.

Anyway, for once, it's nice to be pointing out that link rather than the "Report a problem" one.

Edited by Kirkburn, May 5 2010, 10:48pm :