Three bits of news for you Android enthusiasts out there:
- Flash Player 10.1 is coming to Android devices. But ONLY to those running OS 2.1 and above. Adobe said their long awaited 10.1 update will hit desktops and smartphones in the "first half" of this year, according to Gizmodo. But Android users are gonna gotta get 2.1 or better to run it because Android 2.0 and lower doesn't provide Adobe the under-the-hood tools they need to make Flash 10.1 go. Ah, yes, the joys of Android OS version splintering never stop! Oh, and when it hits, Flash 10.1 will roll out to Android users via over the air updates.
- Apparently Google's Android naming scheme is based not only on dessert names, but also on alphabetical order: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo ... and next comes ... Gingerbread!
- Next up for Google mobile devices? Speech-to-speech translation. Seriously, that's like science fiction stuff, a handheld computer that can listen to you speak French and re-speak it to me in English, and vice-versa. Crazy.
[Via: Gizmodo, Engadget, Times UK]