Adobe Systems announced that its Flash Player will be built into the HTC’s new Android-based HTC phone. The HTC Hero phone’s initial flash version is Flash Player 9 handling ActionScript2.
HTC is participating in the Open Screen Project to bring Flash Player 10 to mobile phones through over-the-air updates, so Adobe expects fuller Flash support eventually. Flash Player 10 will be available by end of 2009. The Flash support will be built into the phone and not available as a download for other Android phone users.
Adobe Flash powers many games, streaming videos, and dynamic stock charts, and other elaborate features on Web pages. Flash is also used for many more dynamic advertisements also.
Apple’s iPhone currently doesn’t run Flash, though Adobe is also developing Flash player for the iPhone.