Adobe has announced a public developer beta for Flash 10.1, a new version of its online video technology. Flash 10.1 is designed for use on both desktop and smartphone operating systems. However, it will not be compatible with the iPhone.
Adobe on Monday released new details about its forthcoming Flash Player 10.1 application, designed for for smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks, PCs and other devices connected to the Internet.
A public developer beta of the browser-based runtime is scheduled to be released later this year. It will cover Windows Mobile and Palm webOS in the mobile realm, as well as Windows, Mac OS and Linux desktop operating systems. Public betas for Google Android and Symbian mobile OSes are scheduled for early 2010, and RIM is working with Adobe to bring Flash to the BlackBerry.Notably, the iPhone was absent from Adobe's list of target platforms.
Flash Player 10.1 lets users distribute content created with Adobe Flash across a wide variety of platforms. The browser-based runtime lets app designers and developers reuse code and assets, Adobe said.