Install official Flash Player on ANY Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone


Adobe Flash 10.1 Player is here for the Android platform, but even though it’s out of beta only the Nexus One with Android 2.2 Froyo is officially supported. That all changes today, as now the official Flash Player app can be installed on any Android phone that’s running 2.2 (Froyo).

The Flash Player 10.1 application is now available for your downloading pleasure, and best of all, you don’t need to root your smartphone in order to use it. All that’s required is that your handset be running Froyo and you’re good to go. For those who just bought a Droid 2 or just recently updated to Android 2.2 on your Droid or EVO, you should know that this build isn’t yet available in the Market. The good news, though, is that you can now get the latest version of Flash player, regardless of what Froyo’d device you have in your pocket.

Now that’s out of the way, don’t expect the best experience with Flash. It can make the Android web browser slow down a lot, which is why I’d suggest going to the settings and set plug-ins to “on demand” so you can choose when you want to view Flash. That is, unless you want to always see Flash-based ads on a site. Adobe has undergone quite a bit of criticism for poor performance of Flash on mobile devices, and for the post part, it’s true. Although, to be fair, we had some great experiences with Flash 10.1 on a Froyo Nexus One.

Flash isn’t perfect, and to ensure the best experience, websites need to be optimized for mobile devices. Sadly, not  many sites are optimized in this way. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the multitudes of Flash games and content available, but it may just be a little less smooth than what you’d see on your computer.

I agree with Steve Jobs when he said if you have to rewrite a site to be optimized for mobile, why not write it with a more open standard. It makes sense, right? But he did play down the fact that converting a Flash-based site to be optimized for mobile is much easier than writing it from scratch. In either case, Android supports both Flash and HTML5. So while HTML5 is fighting to catch up, Flash will keep getting better, and if HTML5 does indeed eventually perform better than Flash some day, at least you had something to tide you over until then.

So, Froyo users, why don’t you pick up the official Flash Player for Android, here.

[Via: Droid-Life]

  • Castillo_roy

    doesnt work on LG Optimus One it says application not installed

    Note: my phone is not rooted

    • Felixsdd

      I get the same message on Samsung GT-I5500L. Tried with different app installers.

      • EdZee

        Have the same experience on the same phone model. Hope for a fix soon.

        • Expletivedeleteduk

          I’ve tried using Android SDK device bridge which fails with error: INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK so it’s the file, not the phone.

          • Bulk8303

            Which android flavor are you using?

          • Dandanial009

            I have lg optimus one android ver. 2.2 and when m tying to install its says application not installed.

          • Anonymous

            The Optimus One won’t support Flash. It doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for Flash on Android.

          • M_nubee

            Im using a samsung gt i5500 corby,and when I install it ,it tells ‘application not installed’ please waiting for a best one.

          • Cosmicfate

            Same story same problem…I’m using samsung B7- eh..I 4gt the rest of the code,neways common name’s galaxy pro,android version 2.2 or froyo… (which rly oughtta be obvious coz if we had gingerbread or honeycomb,we’d chilling with adobe flash 10.3 version rather than slving away here trying to find the compatible 10.1 ver…it says application not installed…:-(pls fix this ASAP……thanks…

          • Lol123

            Im getting the same message too on
            Samsung Galaxy i5800 😛

  • me too….y optimus one cannot install it……… also says”application not installed”

  • Ckumar45

    doesent install

  • An-ti

    can’t install this app on froyo

  • Iloveu2vim

    m using optimus v cant install this app says application not installed.

  • Marioluigi95

    all apps i get from places beside the market have the same problem (such as n64oid) so if there is something that is on the phone forcing it not to install with all foreign apps then if it somehow can be disabled….
    if anybody finds a way tell everyone!

  • The_Expatriot

    Why don’t you update this document to reveal that flash is not supported for these devices?

  • Ron Thomas

    hey, root root root, jesus people. Quit bitching and do some research.

  • Eslam

    not installing , android 2.2 froyo hauawei u8500

  • Qweqasd

    it works with 
    Alcatel One Touch 918D ????

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