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Flash Lite - free at last December 6, 2006

Posted by Mads Foli Bjerre in : Mobile, Flash Lite , add a comment

Great news - the Flash Lite player is now available for nada/zip/zilch.

Free availability is one of the things that are needed to get traction for Flash on handsets. More and more phones are preinstalled with Flash Lite, which is essential. But like the Flash equivalent on PC’s, people need to be able to install updated versions when they arrive.

What still bugs me, though, is the process of getting the new Flash Lite player onto your handset. First of all, you need to have an Adobe ID. If you don’t have one, you need to create one.

Second, once you get to the download page, they assume you know what specific flavour of the Symbian operating system your phone is running:

Download Flash Lite screenshot

I didn’t. I had to look it up.

After that comes all the usual hassle with downloading, transferring and installing the app on the handset. This HAS to be easier if this “upgrading-the-player-yourself” is ever going to take off.

But if you’re still up for it and your handset supports it, go ahead and get the new, free player: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/

Update: Roger Fischer also notes the annoying install experience.