Verizon now pushing out Flash 10.1 update to the DROID

Iron Man mockup of Android bot. Android bot with Flash logo in chest.

Iron Man mockup of Android bot. Android bot with Flash logo in chest.

It’s official! Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it is rolling out the highly anticipated Flash 10.1 update for its popular Motorola DROID handset. The carrier is disseminating the following message that will make D1 owners smile from ear to ear:

“Verizon Wireless has begun pushing an update today to the DROID by Motorola (introduced November 2009) that will allow customers to download Adobe Flash 10.1 via Android Market. Flash Player 10.1 provides access to millions of sites with rich content including animations, casual games, videos, rich internet applications, audio and much more.”

The new firmware should land automatically on your handset starting today and the rollout should continue over the course of the next few days. If you are impatient, you can try to manually force a download on your D1 by selecting Settings > About Phone >Software Update. If you are really, really impatient, you can install Flash manually on your Android 2.2 handset using our detailed guide.

Remember, this new firmware only enables Flash, it does not contain Flash. Once the firmware has been installed to your handset, you will need to download the Flash component from the Android Market. The download should only be available to DROID owners with froyo so if you have a D1 with an older Android version, a DROID X , or an Incredible, please don’t waste your time searching for this coveted Flash component. This is an elite offering reserved for D1 owners with the latest Android 2.2. update only.

If you are DROID owner now rocking with Flash on your froyo-powered handset, hit us up in the comments with your first impressions.

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