Adobe Says Flash For Tablets Is Close To Completion

Software maker Adobe has said that tablets based on the Android Honeycomb platform will get Flash support within a few weeks of them being released, whilst on other devices it will com pre-installed.

In a blog post, the company said that they were working on optimizing Flash for the tablet alongside partners such as Motorola, and expect its release within a few weeks of the devices becoming available.

Motorola's Xoom will be the first tablet device that will run on Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which has been specifically designed for tablet devices. Earlier it was reported that Xoom will not ship with Flash support on its release in the US.

“Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom,” the company said in a statement.

"Consumers are clearly asking for Flash support on tablet devices and the good news is that they won’t have to wait long."

Adobe also claimed that around 20 million smartphones containing Adobe Flash were shipped in 2010, with around 150,000 on the Android market giving it a rating of 4.5 out of 5. The company hopes to install Flash on 132 million devices this year.