Android 2.2 update brings Flash to the EVO 4G

Summary:Google Android 2.2 is coming this week to the HTC EVO 4G and some of us were able to get it a bit early. Adobe Flash plays well in the browser as you can see in my Popcap Games video.

I mentioned the excellent news that Sprint and HTC were rolling out the Google Android 2.2 update to HTC EVO 4G owners next week. On Friday, I read that HTC posted a version of the update that may have been for testing. Th news was on Twitter and I quickly grabbed the firmware update (that turns out to have the same version number as the upcoming release version) and successfully installed it on my EVO 4G. HTC later Tweeted that this version was not final and should not be installed so I may have to update again in a couple days. As you can see in my video below, Adobe Flash 10.1 is part of the update and allows me to play Popcap Games in the browser of my EVO 4G.

As you wait for the official OTA update to come out in a couple of days, I recommend you check out the extensive coverage of the Froyo update over on Android Central. Looking at the full list of features in the update and using Froyo on my EVO has me liking the new widgets, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, Gmail account switcher, and general speed up of the interface.

UPDATE: The official HTC Android 2.2 update is now rolling out OTA. Those of you who may have updated prematurely using the version HTC posted a couple of days ago can't apply this update, but HTC has stated they will help us get back on OTA track soon.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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