Qualcomm gives Adobe's Flash a lift to more mobile devices

Summary:Qualcomm said it will include the Flash Player to its feature phone chip, the 800 Mhz MSM7x27, and enable high-definition video playback on its Snapdragon processor for smartphones and tablets.

Qualcomm will bring Adobe's Flash software to mass market feature phones.

Specifically, Qualcomm said it will include the Flash Player to its feature phone chip, the 800 Mhz MSM7x27, and enable high-definition video playback on its Snapdragon processor for smartphones and tablets.

Qualcomm, which is demonstrating Flash's broader footprint and capabilities at its developer conference, said it is the first to bring Flash to mass market smartphones.

Adobe and Qualcomm said they collaborated on tight integration between the Snapdragon chip, Android and Flash.

The Flash software has been under fire by Apple, but Adobe has been pushing it on mobile devices via Android smartphones and tablets.

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Topics: Mobility, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Networking, Processors, Smartphones

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