Ted Patrick, Adobe’s Senior Manager of Developer Communities has said that he expect to see Flash support the major capabilites (GPS, Accelerometrs, Multitouch) of modern mobile devices. The comments were made today at an Adobe event for analysts. Adobe’s CTO, Kevin Rollins added that a full featured version of Flash for mobile phones will be available in beta by the end of this year/early next year.
The demonstrations were all on Android handsets which are running on processors significantly slower than those in Apple’s iPhone 3GS.
The mobile Flash demonstrations shown today by Adobe were all on Android devices, still no world on Flash for the iPhone. ("It’s up to Apple," was the line again today.) A bevy of beautiful, touchable, turnable, location-aware Flash apps on Android could create a pretty compelling competitor to the contents of the iPhone app store.