There has been a bit of Flash in the news lately, we had the announcement of a sign-up for the public beta of Flash 10.1 for Android. The big news was the confusion over the release of Flash 10.1 for mobile platforms. In a recent interview with Fox Business, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, gave us some info on when and where we would see Flash 10.1 on Android, RIM, and webOS. It was originally thought that Adobe was pushing back the release date to the 2nd half of this year.
This ended up not being true. Adobe corrected this statement by announcing that in fact Flash 10.1 was still on schedule for the end of the first half of this year. The confusion came when Narayen words were misinterpreted. He was trying to explain that only new devices with built in Flash support, that have yet to be released, will not be ready and arrive till the 2nd half of 2010. Any current device that is already Flash capable, like some Android devices, are still on track for a first half release. Adobe says there will be a download available by the end of June for current devices running either Android, Blackberry OS, or webOS.