Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 has brought some welcome efficiency gains on our desktops, and Adobe has now announced that its Android and BlackBerry plug-ins will get in on the action as well. In a press release, Adobe states that Flash Player 10.2 will be made available soon to Android 3.0 and BlackBerry tablet users (which pretty much means people who buy the PlayBook when it comes out).

There’s some confusion of whether the Android news might indicate that Android 3.0 is coming to smaller screen devices — but as Brad Linder points out at Liliputing it may just be a naming issue. Google has announced Android 2.4 is going to be available soon and that the update will bring certain bits of the Android 3.0 functionality with it. That could, of course, include the necessary under-the-hood tweaks required to support Flash 10.2. (more…)

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In the world of tech dominance it’s hard to forget Blackberries. RIM simply put changed the smart phone and mobile tech world in many ways. However, since the dawn of Apple’s iPhone and Googles Android opertating system the Blackberry maker has been fighting an uphill battle to stay relevant. The launch of their Blackberry Torch was to be the guiding light into the future. Unfortunately the Torch’s light seems to be dimming. The Blackberry Playbook is RIM’s attempt at the tablet space and seems to be quite impressive; unfortunately it’s still missing apps. Apples app store boasts over 300,000 unique apps as Android’s growing market is at 130,000. When looking at the Blackberry market you can indeed see some “slacking” if you will in the quality and quantity. As of last year the total number of apps within the Blackberry app world was around 10,000, surely a far cry from its competitors. But what should you do if you’re Blackberry? Take advantage of your new Playbook tablets operating system and allow you users to download Android apps of course. (more…)