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Top 10 Android 2.2 Features Developers Can't Wait to Use

May 27, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Conder)

"Android 2.2 (codename: Froyo) is a minor SDK release, but it still packs some punch, providing both developers and users with some much-anticipated features. After attending the Google I/O conference and witnessing the Froyo announcement, here are the top ten features (in no particular order) that we think developers cannot wait to get their hands on.

"1. Flash 10.1 and AIR Support

"There may be some disagreement about the viability of Flash on mobile, but it's coming to Android phones. Whether or not Flash is the future is really not the question; for now, Flash is pretty pervasive on the web, so cutting it out is in effect cutting out many of the dynamic web apps users already enjoy.

"Beginning with the Froyo release, Android users will be able to download the open beta version of Flash 10.1 as well as AIR support (in the form of an Android application) from the Android Market. This decision substantially expands the number of web applications and sites accessible to Android users and widens the development community for Android substantially"

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