Motorola Xoom Wont Support Flash on Release

If you were expecting your Motorola Xoom tablet to play nice with Adobe Flash once the device sees release on the 24th of this month, you will find yourself somewhat disappointed as apparently the Motorola Xoom wont support Flash on launch.

According to an article over on Gadget Venue and by way of the guys over at Engadget, the Big Red has gone live on their website touting the Motorola Xoom for the 24th of Feb, but the detail is in the small print as usual.

Apparently according to the image on Verizon’s website, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb sporting Motorola Xoom states in small print at the bottom…”Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011.”

Which of course means there will be no Adobe Flash support on the Motorola Xoom when it releases in a few days time. Just when the Motorola Xoom will see an Adobe Flash update is basically anyone’s guess as “Spring” could just about mean months.

I’m not too sure why the Motorola Xoom will launch without Flash and the Big Red hasn’t put any explanation as to why on the advert, but it seems to me that a manufacturer should have all the necessary before they release a device ad that way avoid having to update at some unknown point in the future.


2 thoughts on “Motorola Xoom Wont Support Flash on Release”

  1. DDT says:

    I strongly suspect it is due to Tegra2 not supporting ARM NEON instructions.
    Everybody else does support NEON, but NVIDIA.

    This is the same as producing a new x86 chip without SSE instructions.
    Not really a wise choice. Bad NVIDIA, BAD ! 🙂

  2. I never liked it much when a device gets released ahead of it's time because it causes some features to be missing. Many of us can go without flash the same way Apple mobile users have, but it sends a growing negative message.

    Anyways, there is always someone to blame and reasonings behind everything with these companies. You can find some opinion based ideas on who is wrong and why there will be no flash at launch at: http://goo.gl/kcCxP

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