You didn’t really think the Adobe Flash Player for mobile so heavily advertised in relation to Android devices wouldn’t make its way to the Motorola XOOM, did you? Yes, it is disappointing it won’t be there at launch, but Adobe has just issued a blog post clearing up any misconceptions people may have about its absence. When tablet devices do receive Flash it won’t even be 10.1, but the new 10.2 update. Here is the official line:
Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 preinstalled on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom.
Sounds like the XOOM will just beat the update to market, but it shouldn’t be without for long. We’ll assume tablets launching later (like the LG G-Slate/Optimus Pad) may have Flash at launch, if it is ready. A few weeks might feel like a long time if you love Flash content on your Android, but patience is a virtue.