As we know, Flash Mobile 10.1 is being baked (or, better yet, frozen) into the next release of Google’s Android operating system – Froyo (2.2) – and we’re expecting Froyo to launch – or at least get a launch date – at the Google I/O conference this Wednesday (Rob will be there, by the way, in case you haven’t heard).
Instead of being passive about this milestone in the Android operating system, both Google and Adobe are going to put it all in your face: upon updating, you’ll be greeted with a link that’ll take you to a list of Flash-enabled sites optimized for Flash Mobile.
Of the featured sites, you can expect to see Google Finance, the BBC, and Warner Brothers getting their shine. Of course, any site you visit with flash content should be viewable, but the sites Adobe suggests have been specifically optimized for a mobile browsing experience.
TechCrunch reports that – if you’re on a Nexus One or a Motorola Droid – you’ll already be able to see the list by navigating there manually (giving legs to the idea that the update will be available for both of these phones right out of the gate). A caveat here is that the list of sites for each phone are different. I wouldn’t expect certain sites to run as well on the Droid as they do on the Nexus One given the significant difference in power.
Adobe is serious about Flash, and their only priority this Wednesday is letting you know that your phone’s browser will soon be able to fully replace your desktop browser. Fingers crossed that all of these goodies and more will make their way to our phones (assuming you own a Motorola Droid or Nexus One) starting this Wednesday.