We know that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn’t support Adobe’s Flash Player right out of the box, and while that’s not the best news (especially for a platform that was using Flash Player as a bullet point for so long), it gets a bit better near the end of the tunnel. Adobe has already confirmed that the device will be getting support for Flash Player and AIR in the future, but in a recent blog post they narrowed down the date (kind of), and also gave some more information.
According to Greg DeMichillie, the Senior Director of Product Management for Interactive Development at Adobe, here’s what is going to happen, and why:
“We’ve received some questions regarding support for Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and AIR 3.1 on the Galaxy Nexus. To be clear, the Galaxy Nexus does not initially support Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and AIR 3.1. As we previously communicated in a blog post, devices and software updates from our partners which introduce new technologies are being developed on varied schedules that are different from our own, which means that the Adobe runtimes may not always be optimized or supported on devices until a subsequent release. We will provide a minor update to the runtimes to support the Galaxy Nexus in December.”
So, it looks like the schedules for updating devices to Flash Player 11.1 and AIR 3.1 are a bit of a staggered affair, and Adobe only has so much control over the releases. So little, in fact, that all they can do is just update the runtime support for devices, which they will do for the Galaxy Nexus sometime in December. We’re still awaiting an actual date, but at least we know it’s (kind of) right around the corner.