In an interview with the New York Times, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Andy Rubin confirmed that Android 2.2 will include support for Flash:
He also promised that full support for Adobe’s Flash standard was coming in the next version of Android, code-named Froyo, for frozen yogurt (previous Android releases were called Cupcake, Donut and Eclair, and are represented outside Building 44 on the Google campus with giant sculptures of the desserts). Sometimes being open “means not being militant about the things consumer are actually enjoying,” he said. [Read More]
The article is interesting as it appears battle lines are being drawn between Apple (who are vehemently anti-Flash) and Google who are currently supportive of multiple technologies on their platforms – including Flash. It is also noteworthy that Chrome is the only browser to support both HTML5 video codecs. In the same article mentioned above, Rubin also compared Apple to “North Korea”.