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Flash 10.1 Comes To The N900, Well Sort Of

The Nokia N900 was one of the first devices on while Flash 10.1 was demoed and this got a lot of people very excited. However a few months down the road its already available for a bunch of other devices, but the N900 has been out cold. However, there may be a silver lining after all.

Flash 10.1 Comes To The N900, Well Sort Of

A very interesting page appeared on the Texas Instruments website (the company behind the N900’s Cortex A8 processor) titled ‘Adobe Flash Plug-In – Evaluation and Demo for TI ARM CortexA8 Devices’. That was picked up by cfh11 on the TMO forum, following that Carsten was able to request a copy of the plugin from TI and has been testing it on the N900. As Andrew points out in the comments below, Carsten (Stskeeps) is one of the leading hackers in the Maemo community – and, indeed, sub-contracts to Nokia to work on the MeeGo adaptation for the N900! What were the results?

Flash 10.1 Comes To The N900, Well Sort Of

Flash 10.1 Comes To The N900, Well Sort Of

(As you can see, that’s Flash 10.1 on the N900 after all!)

According to Stskeeps, this was done by moving out the old libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/browser/plugins and dropping in the new one. But before you get your hopes up, there seems to be no hardware acceleration and more importantly, the plugin isn’t available publicly. If you are interested, you can request a copy from TI here. You can also follow this TMO thread for updates.

Hat tip to @mwkn.