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Flash to be sprinkled on in Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’

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April 28th, 2010


By Ari Driessen
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Flash coming to Android 2.2

There are some who may claim moral opposition to putting sprinkles on their frozen yogurt and others who wouldn’t dream of enjoying the frozen treat any other way. When it comes to Android 2.2, lovingly named ‘Froyo’ (a.k.a. frozen yogurt), Android users will likely fall into the second camp — happy to be getting full Flash support sprinkled on top of Google’s mobile operating system.

In an interview with the New York Times, Google’s Android head honcho Andy Rubin confirmed that the increasingly popular OS will get support for Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash content. The inclusion flies in the face of Apple’s recent decision to effectively declare war on Flash, banishing Flash video content from the iPhone OS platform and iPad.

Rubin used the opportunity to throw a few punches Cupertino’s way, alluding to the iPhone innovator’s closed platform and the decision to exclude Flash support despite consumer’s wishes.

“When they can’t have something, people do care. Look at the way politics work. I just don’t want to live in North Korea,” Rubin said.

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