Many of you may have read that the HTC Desire ROM has become “available” via Modaco Forums and their chef Paul. As reported Taimur from Remond Pie has uploaded a video demo of the HTC Desire running Farmville within Facebook, and as he discovered, it wasn’t quite baked for mobile devices.
The story is a little more complex than simply being a beta build running content that hasn’t been optimized for small screens; although that’s true as well.
At Mobile World Congress Adobe demonstrated the full Flash Player (Flash Player 10.1) running on Android, Palm webOS and other smartphone platforms. As a high end smartphone, the HTC Desire will ultimately support Flash Player 10.1 when it becomes available in the first half of 2010. As a user you will be able to upgrade the free player over the air with a simple software update.
Currently however, the HTC Desire ROM contains our highly optimized player Flash Lite, not Flash Player 10.1.