Adobe brings Flash to future phones

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Qualcomm and Adobe said they have worked together as part of the Open Screen Project to optimize and increase performance for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to support Snapdragon chipsets.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets are aimed at smartphones and smartbooks and Toshiba will be one of the first companies to launch products using the technology.

Adobe said that Flash Player 10.1 is aimed to optimize graphic processors for accelerated video and graphics and aims to do so while reducing power consumption. The beta version of Flash Player 10.1 will become available before the end of the year, said Adobe.

Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon chipsets will allow smartbooks to run on one battery charge all day and give customizable interfaces and constant connectivity.

Research in Motion (RIM) also said it is joining the Open Screen Project today and will bring Flash Player to BlackBerry smartphones.

The Open Screen Project has nearly 50 partners including Google, Intel, Nokia, NTT Docomo, Palm, LG, HTC, ARM, the BBC and Samsung.