Android: Xoom Inheriting Flash, But It’s Still Buggy?
Android tablet lovers will be pleased to hear that Motorola’s Xoom will finally gain the ability to watch Flash videos this month, a feature that is eternally absent from their rival.
Unfortunately it seems that instead of a finished product, consumers may instead receive something that is still “slightly” buggy.
Adobe has just announced thatÂ Flash Player 10.2 will be available to download from the Android Market on Friday, March 18.
Itâ€™s actually only aÂ beta release for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets, which will also requireÂ Googleâ€™s 3.0.1 system update. However, itâ€™s at least a full-fledged upgrade for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) systems. (ZDnet)
Although most geeks probably do not mind a few bugs for the ability to view the entire web, consumers may not be as forgiving with semi-frequent errors while “beta testing” flash upon the Xoom.
While the Xoom is one of the few tablets available that can challenge iPad 2 (at least on paper via specs), Google along with OEM’s need to release mature products to the masses lest they create a bitter taste for new customers.
Hopefully Google, Motorola and Adobe are able to work out all of the bugs out of the beta quickly before the market becomes saturated with tablets running iOS.