Adobe has announced the availability of its Flash Lite 3 software, which will allow dynamic web content to be more easily served up to mobile devices. It will allow compatible handsets to watch Flash video as well as see and interact with Flash found on web pages.
Adobe says that NTT DoCoMo and Nokia have already committed to delivering Flash Lite 3 in upcoming handsets. There are already 300 million Flash-enabled handsets available globally, a figure Adobe believe will rise to over one billion by 2010.
Though Flash is pretty resource hungry, the latest mobile version features more efficient resource management capabilities, improving and optimising performance for mobile devices, while more closely replicating the desktop experience.
“With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we’ve passed a major milestone in bringing a desktop experience to mobile and transforming the wireless industry,” said Al Ramadan, senior vice president for Mobile and Devices at Adobe. “Today, mobile users experience amazing Flash-based user interfaces and applications with handsets like the LG Prada, the LG Chocolate or the Samsung D900. With Flash Lite 3, tomorrow’s devices will offer even richer, more engaging experiences.”
Adobe Flash Lite runs on multiple platforms, including S60 on Symbian OS, second and third edition, Qualcomm BREW 2.x/3.x, and Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.
But not the iPhone, yet.