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Adobe Flash 10.2 Build Leaked, Runs On Some FroYo+ Devices

Douglas Carter
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It was just a few days ago when I wrote that the upcoming Adobe Flash 10.2 update destined for Android Honeycomb devices (namely the Xoom) would be getting released this Friday, but it seems that a build of it has been leaked and has already been confirmed to run on the Xoom, as well as a Nexus One running Gingerbread and a HTC Desire running FroYo.

Back when I covered the announcement of the 10.2 update release coming on March 18th, I wrote that the update was designed around Honeycomb tablets. However, a build of 10.2 was leaked out later which is compatible (to an extent) with FroYo and Gingerbread smartphones.

According to Android Central, the leaked build was posted on My Droid World and works on their Xoom with no problems. However, when trying to run 10.2 on a Nexus One with Gingerbread (thanks to CM7) and a Desire running FroYo, the performance was "decent", which they explain as being functional, but still with some stuttering.

As to whether or not this is the build is the same that will release in a few days for the Xoom remains a mystery, but I would be surprised if that were not the case. As far as I know, Adobe still maintains that 10.2 is not designed for smartphones yet, so this 10.2 build may need the extra power available in the newest tablets to correctly display the Flash content.

It is also important to realize that Flash 10.2 is not designed for smartphones for this release, which leaves time for them to improve it and get a properly functioning build for us smartphone users sometime in the future.

Head over here to download the .apk file yourself and see how your Android 2.2+ device can handle it. If you do give it a try, let us know what it works for you.

Image from Android Central