Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 vs Flash Lite on Android 2.1

The boys at Engadget have posted a nice comparison video of of the newly released Beta Flash 10.1 plugin in Android 2.2 (you will have to download it from the Android Market) running on an Nexus One versus the regular Flash Lite plugin on the HTC Desire (running Android 2.1). As you will see in the ideo below the HTC Desire struggles to render the videos at an acceptable frame-rate compared to the flawless playback on the Nexus One. The big loser here is actually Microsoft who is hopefully hard at work on IE Mobile for Windows Phone 7 because the version of the browser that will be provided at launch this fall doesn’t have Flash and Silverlight support and unlike Safari Mobile on the iPhone and iPad it can’t even fall back on HTML5 because it doesn’t support it either (!). Adobe is supposedly hard at work and collaborating with Microsoft to get this working ASAP and Microsoft has already stated that the browser in WP7 can be updated indepently from the Firmware. Check out the video after the break:

If you own an Nexus One you can already manualy install Android 2.2 aka Froyo on your handset by downloading the ROM here and following the easy instructions.

Source: Engadget