No Adobe Flash 10.1 support for Windows Mobile 6.5? Wait a sec..


Looks like there’s some confusion (or FUD) going on at Adobe’s official forums. It all started when somebody asked Adobe for clarification about their Flash 10.1 Mobile roadmap. Somebody claiming to be an Adobe Employe posted the following:

On January 9:

We’re waiting for OS updates from Google and Microsoft before we can distribute a Flash Player Beta. We expect this to happen early this year. Thank you for your patience!

The first Android devices that will support Flash Player are the Droid and Nexus One. The first WinMo device will be the HTC HD2.

Then on February 5th

As for WinMo, we have made the tough decision to defer support for that platform until WinMo7. This is due to the fact that WinMo6.5 does not support some of the critical APIs that we need.

Hold on! Isn’t it the other way around? ISVs no longer have access to native code and APIs on WP7. Sounds fishy doesn’t it? Especialy given Adobe’s official announcement that Flash 10.1 is coming to WM6.5 and that Windows Phone 7 Series won’t have flash support before 2011. Oh and there’s also the fact that Adobe has also demonstrated the Flash 10.1 plugin running on WM6.5 in a video posted on February 15th here

Source: Adobe Forums via Pocketnow