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    According to speculation, Verizon Wireless will be rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible beginning next week. The sources say that Verizon Wireless team members already have Froyo installed on their handsets, and that the rollout will begin in limited batches starting next week. If you're a lucky Droid Incredible owner and have managed to secure yourself HTC's AMOLED device in spite of the shortage, keep your eyes out next week for Froyo. Android 2.2 is expected to give the handset a number of improvements, including speed improvements and compatibility with ...

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    If you've signed up for the pre-sale opportunity of the Dell Streak through Dell.com, you should start seeing emails letting you know that you can pre-order your device starting today with two-day shipping and a coupon for a Plantronics headset for $0.99, which will be beneficial if you're trying to make a call so you don't have told a 5-inch slab to your face. The Streak should be widely available to everyone starting tomorrow, Friday, August 13th. Dell has confirmed that at this point retail availability for the Streak will be through Dell.com. Dell is exploring other retail channels, ...

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    Now that it's legitimate to jailbreak, at least by the US government though still not officially sanctioned by Apple, another good reason to proceed with the warranty-voiding process is to get a hacked version of Adobe Flash 10.1 working on the iPhone 4 and iPad. That version of Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile was obtained from the Android platform and ported to work on iOS devices. Developers and hackers have gone ahead and created a tutorial on how to get it working over at Redmond Pie. To get started, however, you do need to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and download the Frash file. After you've done ...

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    The long awaited Motorola Droid 2, which had previously been spotted at a Best Buy, has emerged with pricing information from the electronics retailer. According to Best Buy, the second Droid iteration with the sliding keyboard form factor from Motorola will cost $199 for new contracts or eligible upgrades and $599 for commitmentphobes. Though August 12th has been a rumored date for sometime now, there has been no word yet from either Motorola or Verizon on when the Droid 2 will launch. The device is expected to launch with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box on release. (via: Engadget)

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    For those who did not wait for Sprint to release the official Android 2.2 Froyo build and had to download the unofficial, non-final build of the Flash-supporting ROM from HTC's servers, there is a fix in tow for your HTC EVO 4G. However, the fix does require a full wipe of your device, but it should rectify any instabilities you have by installing the official version. This will require you to be tethered to a PC to install. The fix is available over at XDA-Developers and you can download the .EXE file from the links there. Directions are also given over at XDA. (via: Engadget)

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    On the Windows Phone 7 front, Microsoft says that there is no plan currently to bring HTML 5 support to Internet Explorer Mobile. The mobile browser, which has been re-written for the next-generation operating system, is based in large part off of the desktop editions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8; Internet Explorer 9 for Windows does support HTML 5. For some good news, Microsoft says that it is still partnering up with Adobe to bring the Flash browser plugin to Windows Phone 7 in about half a year or so. According to Microsoft Technology Evangelist Frank Prengel, the company is waiting on ...

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    After having announced that the HTC EVO 4G Android smartphone would get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo, Sprint customers are beginning to see Froyo updates available on their Android handsets by doing a manual check under their Settings menu. Sprint's probably waiting to see the results of the upgrade process for enthusiasts who are doing to gain speed improvements as well as run Adobe Flash 10.1 on their handsets before pushing the update out to the masses, which is probably a good idea considering the last OTA update was temporarily pulled due to some problems. If you can't wait, you can ...

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    On Friday, we got an email from Verizon Wireless saying that the carrier intends on pushing its Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Motorola Droid next week, so that means hopefully we'll see Froyo with Adobe Flash 10.1 running on Droids starting this week. Verizon's announcement comes just right after Sprint had announced that Android 2.2 will be hitting its HTC EVO 4G flagship phone beginning on August 3. (via: Verizon Wireless)

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    Sprint announced that it will be the first US carrier to launch Android 2.2 Froyo with an update scheduled for August 3 for the HTC EVO 4G. The EVO 4G was launched to great media buzz earlier this summer with HTC Sense and Android 2.1 on a spacious 4.3-inch LCD display. With Android 2.2, the EVO 4G will be capable of playing Adobe Flash 10.1 content and have a richer, more desktop-like browsing experience with that browser plugin, along with numerous speed improvements to enhance the user experience. OTA notifications will be pushed on August 3, but if you want Froyo early -- and opt to be ...

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    With early pictures leaking showing Android 2.2 Froyo on Verizon's flagship Motorola Droid X, and unconfirmed "news" that the upgrade should start hitting the Droid lineup (sans Droid Eris) beginning August 6, we have more images of Froyo smoothly running on the Droid X, giving veracity to the imminent OTA release. The new system information shows that indeed Android 2.2 is running on a Droid X and we see also Adobe Flash as well as a Flash game running in the background. (via: Droid-Life)

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    French owners of the Samsung Galaxy S will be able to get their Android 2.2 for their Super AMOLED smartphones come this September according to Samsung. Android 2.2 will bring a number of speed improvements to the Android operating system as well as support for Adobe's Flash 10.1 Mobile plug-in on Android's Webkit-based browser. Unlike the US variants of the Galaxy S--Sprint Epic 4G excluded--the international version of the Galaxy S supports a front-facing video camera, which would be good for some FlashTime video calls. (via: IntoMobile and Samsung Hub)

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    With Apple touting FaceTime and shunning Adobe's Flash web plug-in, Adobe is striking back with partner google by introducing a proof of concept Flash-based video conference app called FlashTime. FlashTime, as its name implies, requires Flash, and will be a cross-platform solution where Flash and the appropriate hardware--mainly a front-facing camera on a mobile or webcam on a PC or Mac desktop--are involved. FlashTime was recently demoed by Adobe--video below--on the Android OS (Android 2.2 Froyo required as 2.2 supports Flash 10.1 Mobile). Unfortunately, though, the downside is that a ...

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    It looks like the oft-rumored Motorola Droid 2, which has been caught in numerous leaked photos, will be launching straight with Android 2.2 Froyo, the Google mobile OS edition that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 for a desktop-class browsing experience. Adopters of the Motorola Droid X will still need to wait until later this summer for Motorola and Verizon to push out Android 2.2 to their devices; an exact date hasn't been announced yet. In addition to being let out of the gate with Android 2.2 on board, it seems that the widgets-based UI system on the Droid X will also be present on the Droid ...

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    It seems that a bug for Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile on Android Froyo 2.2 is that the plugin will initiate and play audio despite the fact that the device is in silent mode. Even if you've silenced your device, when you're watching video in the browser, audio will still chime through, which could be a bad thing if you need the device to stay muted. According to one user's email to the forums at Android Guys, We rely on silent mode on all our devices to help the geeklet to stay asleep while allowing his mom and dad to continue to use their phones and computers. Last night the self-playing Flash ...

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    We had reported about Frash before, which is a project that aims to port Android 2.2's Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile support to iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Frash uses a multi-process model so that if the plugin crashes, your browser doesn't crash. Essentially, according to IntoMobile, it means: Frash uses a multi-process model similar to Chrome on the desktop, so a crash in the Frash/Flash plugin doesn't take down the browser. You can see this while I'm playing Alien Hominid: the ad above crashed (probably a Frash bug), but Safari stays open just fine, and continues to ...

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    It looks like a modder over at XDA-Developers has created a ROM that brings Sense UI, Froyo Android 2.2, and 720p HD video recording to the HTC Desire. HTC had committed itself to a software update to support HD encoding with the video camera of the Desire. However, for those impatient Desire owners who want to gettheir hands on Froyo, which brings with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support, as well as the HD encoding features that are baked into this ROM, you can head over to XDA to learn more. (via: IntoMobile and The Gadgets)

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    It looks like a developer has been successful in porting Adobe's Flash 10.1 Mobile plug-in from the Android build by adding a compatibility layer so that it runs on a jailbroken iOS device. The mobile plugin hack, called Frash, was shown working on an iPad by modder Comex, who also said that development work is also being made for the plugin to move to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Frash is limited to the two latest iPhone models due to hardware requirements to get it to run smoothly. It looks like we may finally be able to test out Flash on iOS devices once this gets released and see if ...

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    According to a recent Sprint tweet, the Sprint HTC EVO 4G along with any future phones launching on the carrier with Android 2.1 will get an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo build. The significance of Froyo other than optimizations to the Android operating system is that 2.2 is required for Adobe Flash 10.1 support. The carrier will be dedicating its resources to bringing more innovative products to the market, which unfortunately means that older devices like the Samsung Moment and the Sprint Hero will not be moving forward with an Android 2.2 upgrade. (via: IntoMobile)

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    Although Adobe has demonstrated that Flash 10.1 works acceptably well on webOS months ago, the browser plugin for Palm's mobile OS Webkit-based browser hasn't launched yet and Palm says it doesn't know what's going on and why Adobe has not rolled out the downloads for Flash. At an AT&T seminar last week, a Palm representative says that he doesn't "know what the hold-up is" with Adobe. Since demoing Flash 10.1 on webOS, Adobe had announced ambitious plans to support Palm's competing smartphone platforms, most notably Google with Android OS. The company has committed that Android 2.2 Froyo ...

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    Adobe, which has stated that Android 2.2 Froyo is required to run Flash 10.1 for Mobile on Android smartphones, has posted a short list of which Android smartphones will be capable of playing Flash 10.1. Connecting the dots, these current smartphones running Android 2.1 or prior versions of Google's mobile OS will essentially, at some point, get an upgrade to Android 2.2 to support Adobe's browser plug-in. Here's the list: -DROID by Motorola -Dell Streak -Google Nexus One -Motorola MILESTONE -HTC Evo -HTC Incredible -HTC Desire -Samsung Galaxy S (via: jkOnTheRun)

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    Despite not having shipped any phones so far with Flash 10.1 for mobile, Adobe is getting pretty optimistic about the prospect of Flash on mobile phones. Of the smartphones shipped in 2012, 53% will be shipped with Flash 10.1. That's quite a few as Adobe is hoping to put the browser plugin on Windows Phone 7, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and webOS for a nice experience of Flash videos, games, and of course, banner ads. The company projects that 250 million smartphones will ship with Flash by 2012. (via: Engadget)

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    With Apple touting its own internal iAds platform, Adobe sure isn't the one to stand still and get shunned from the iOS devices. The company has partnered with Greystripe, which will convert Flash into HTML5 for iPhone and iPad compatibility, to bring Flash content including the Flash-based ads to the growing number of iOS devices. Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad trio create an important market not only by size, but because users on the iOS platform download more apps and browse the web more than users on competing platforms. By using Greystripe's Flash conversion to HTML, Adobe can ...

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    For those still trying to make sense of the Apple v. Adobe spat on Flash, a web developer has posted a video of his thoughts on HTML5 and Flash and their different strengths and weaknesses. (via: Blake Stimac on Twitter)

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    With the original iPhone hacked to boot Android OS creating an unholy Apple-Android matrimony, the same hackery has been applied to the newer generation iPhone 3G. Now, the iPhone 3G is shown off on video running Android and the only missing thing there is audio support, otherwise most other features are good to go. For iPhone users, perhaps this may be somewhat of an alternative for a native Google Voice app by booting into Android. Other potentials for this would be Adobe Flash support on Apple's hardware, though admittedly not through the native OS, with newer versions of Android. (via: ...

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    Google Android Market and Apple's iPhone/iPod/iPad App Store will soon be accepting PayPal as a form of payment for those unwilling to surrender their credit card information. The move to accept PayPal is a little bit surprising for Google, who has a competing Google Checkout service that integrates with your Google or Gmail user ID and the Android Market. Google Checkout works in a similar way to PayPal in that it allows users to shop at merchants willing to accept Google Checkout as a form of payment so that consumers don't have to hand over their credit card information. Whatever the ...

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