Google's Andy Rubin takes swipe at Apple

‘Full Flash support’ for Android 2.2

Android 2.2 will allow users to play games and other apps built in Flash. In the wake of the news of Apple’s plan to oust games created Flash and ported to iPhone, Android’s forthcoming update could see numerous developers migrate to the platform.

In an interview with the New York Times Andy Rubin, vice president for engineering at Google, disclosed that "full support" for Flash would be added into Froyo (Android 2.2), which rumors say will be released in May.

This means that web sites written in Flash will work natively on Android devices and won’t need to be recoded. It’s entirely the opposite of the approach taken by Apple, whcih contests that Flash is buggy and de-stabilises its platform.

Sometimes being open "means not being militant about the things consumers are actually enjoying," Rubin said.

This story originally appeared on our sister site Mobile Entertainment.

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