Google I/O 2010 was a really great event for the Flash Platform team worth summing up in a final post:
- We officially launched the public beta release of Flash Player 10.1 for devices upgraded to Android 2.2. Get a lot of great details from Paul Betlem, Sr. Director, Flash Player Engineering on all the efforts behind the mobile-ready runtime. Watch Flash Player 10.1 running on Android on Adobe TV.
- We announced the public availability of the Adobe AIR for Android Developer Prerelease program. Any designer or developer can join to build Android applications using the Flash Platform with the beta SDK — whether you are a seasoned Flash developer or just interested in learning. People who join will also have access to a new extension to Flash Professional CS5 that publishes directly to Android devices. Read more.You can also watch how to use Flash Pro to make Android apps and watch how to use Flash Builder to make Android apps.
- We demonstrated how Adobe is working closely together with Google on Google TV — Google’s new Android based platform that brings the power of the web in to the living room. Google TV includes Flash Player 10.1 integrated directly into the Google Chrome browser delivering the full Web to consumers on their television sets. Learn more here and watch a demo of it in action on Adobe TV.
There has been strong developer enthusiasm around Flash Player and AIR for Android devices, and this is just the beginning – in the months ahead we’ll see many of our Open Screen Project partners start launching new devices with Flash technology. As you start digging into the newest tools, such as Flash Builder and Flash Professional CS5 , we can’t wait to see what you deliver next across desktops, mobile phones, televisions, and other consumer electronics.
Check out this video – various highlights from the event taken by our own David Schmidt with his Flip. Flash Player 10.1 and AIR developer beta SDK demos, and of course some thoughts from developers and the good people at Google who put on a great event.