Adobe bringing full version of flash to mobile phones

Adobe is shifting its efforts from "Flash lite" to developing a Flash Player 10 to work on higher-end smartphones.

The admission came from Adobe Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, at Adobe's Max conference in San Francisco. "We are midst of evolving Flash Player 10 for mobile," Lynch said. "We're taking the full Flash Player and making that run on the higher end of the mobile market."

Adobe demonstrated Flash Player 10 on Nokia, Windows Mobile and Google's Android devices. Lynch was unable to demonstrate Flash Player 10 on the iPhone and commented "This needs a little more baking. We need to pass the taste test of Apple's head chef." According to Lynch adobe is working on Flash for the iPhone.

Despite the work on Flash Player 10 for mobiles, Adobe is still working on Flash Lite. If you do not have Flash Lite installed on a device applications can be shared as a Web address and if Flash Lite can be installed automatically.

In a separate announcement, Adobe released Flash Player 10 for 64bit Linux yesterday.

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