04
May
Adobe Flash and Air on a prototype Android tablet

The Web 2.0 Expo happening in San Francisco has us quite excited, as Zedomax.com, a blog revolving around technology and gadgets, has found an Android tablet prototype smoothly running Flash and Air.

As you may remember, Adobe had a bit of a falling out with Apple last month, and vowed to instead gun for Android at full speed. With that announcement, we found out that the private Air/Flash beta has been a huge success with developers, with some porting their apps from Flash/Air to Android in a matter of hours.

According to Max, the founder of Zedomax, the tablet he saw was running Flash and Air apps, including Youtube, flawlessly:

It runs Adobe’s Flash and Air apps flawlessly.  That was the first time I saw Adobe’s Air apps running on a tablet and totally impressed by how it ran.

Check out his videos below:

Mike, the Adobe representative Max was speaking mentioned a whole slew of Android tablets coming before the end of the year, though he refused to name the companies involved (we know of quite a few already, no worries there).

Here's to all the great Flash content we'll finally be able to access on our mobile devices, hopefully starting in early 2H of 2010!

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • zxcv01

    I'm curious to see the CPU usage when those Air/Flash apps are running. Running on a fast CPU is one thing but running efficiently and not draining the whole battery in an hour is whole other one.

  • Pablo

    zxcv01 i'm looking for the same thing, but using nvidia's tegra 2 for a tablet instead of 5$ ipad arm processor i'm sure it will have both performance and efficience

  • Bart Guijt

    The .5-second swipe-lag is not 'flawless' (see esp. 1st video). Yeah, I know, it's a prototype and whatnot. It's just not flawless.

  • http://www.floatingbones.com Phil Earnhardt

    I'm also interested in power efficiency.

    If Adobe's products are as efficient as they claim, why don't they use their cross-compiler to create an iPhone video player? They could then have a reporter like Mossberg do head-to-head comparisons between the built-in video software and Flash/Air. Adobe could generate a developer's key to the reporter testing it -- there's no need to go through the App Store.

    I realize this is a bitt off-topic for an Android blog, but power consumption (and battery life) is crucial for these kind of computers. Apple has set a high standard for battery life; will devices like this be able to match it?

    • jarat

      Apple already ban all cross-compiling with their new terms.

      I have 2 iphone with me, and I am not very impress with their "high standard" of batter life. Maybe I use it too much?

  • zxcv01

    I wonder if this runs Hulu, considering it's streaming video rather than using progressive download.

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