10
May
A Video Of An Adobe Evangelist Showcasing Flash 10.1 Smoothly Running On A Nexus One With Android 2.2 Froyo

Today we have a new video from Ryan Stewart, an Adobe evangelist, who shows off his Nexus One running a Froyo build (that's Android 2.2 for those who live in a cave) and Flash 10.1.

In the video, Ryan and his shiny dome show off a handful of examples from fully featured Flash applications to video players playing videos, all relatively smoothly and crashing free (it *is* a pre-recorded demo though, I wonder how it performs in real-life conditions).

Ryan visits the following sites:

  • Ecodazoo.com which contains highly dynamic and complicated Flash content
  • Google Finance which has Flash stock charts
  • CBS playing an episode of How I Met Your Mother (I LOVE this show)
  • NHL playing a video of a hockey game
  • Kongregate.com running a Flash game called Alchemist
  • Martha Stewart's site with a Flash menu slider
  • BBC News with a Flash slideshow

The Android Flash player apparently has an ability to use a special video codec optimized for mobile. If it doesn't detect such a mobile video stream, the player shows a message: "this video is not optimized for mobile", which, according to Ryan, doesn't appear to affect playback quality/lag much.

In order to activate Flash specific controls on an embedded Flash application, you will need to perform a single click on any part of the Flash object.

Double clicking will result in a full-screen zoom mode that Ryan calls smart zoom. It seemed to work pretty well during video playback - this way we won't have to look for full-screen buttons specific to each video player provider.

Without any further ado, here is the video:

Rumor has it that Froyo will be released at the Google I/O conference, most likely on its second day - May 20th.

P.S. The last few seconds of the video show off a redesigned home screen menu, which looks pretty sexy. Only 10 more days, everyone!

A Video Of An Adobe Evangelist Showcasing Flash 10.1 Smoothly Running On A Nexus One With Android 2.2 Froyo

Artem Russakovskii
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  • http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com Ryan Stewart

    Haha, this is my favorite blog post by far. the shiny dome comment was great.

    This is all done in one take, so I tried to make it as real world as possible. I didn't try to load all of these in different windows or anything, but just rapid fire one after the other.

    Looking forward to see what you guys think after you can try it out for yourselves after Google IO.

    =Ryan
    ryan@adobe.com

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Glad you liked it :-] Looking forward to meeting you at I/O, Ryan!

  • Michel

    thgis is a droid

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Michel, this is a Nexus One - you can even hear Ryan start the video saying so. It does look like the Droid in the dark though - I'll give you that.

  • Dan

    How did he get it to rotate to the right like that though? does Froyo allow you to switch the way the accelerometer re-orients the screen?

  • Chris Mather

    That "redesigned home screen" looks suspiciously like the helix launcher home screen replacement...