Fun times with the Motorola Droid

Sunday, September 5, 2010 categories: a855, flash, mobile, motorola droid, qr

I've had my Motorola Droid A855 for a while now, and am quite happy with my "smart phone" / PDA / email "thing." However, yesterday I was charging it through my computer, and rebooted. Little did I know, this would lead to an hour of misguided troubleshooting. This was suggested to me as a well known fact, but I could only find one clear mention of this problem (not that I scoured the internet too hard, but if it was very well known I would think it fairly easy to find).

That aside, I awoke to find a system update on my Droid. This was to go from 2.2 (FRG01B) to 2.2 (FRG22D), which "officially" supports installing Flash (10.1) via the Market. Which I promptly tested on YouTube and with a flowplayer example page.

The Flash Player seemed to drop frames on YouTube, with the full YouTube application being a much nicer user experience.

I also made sure to set plugins to "on demand" just in case flash ads are going to slow down the browsing experience.


I would have also linked the QR code (generated via Google's chart API) but WordPress seems to want to convert market://search?q=pname:com.adobe.flashplayer in to simply com.adobe.flashplayer when in the href of an anchor. Fun times.

Link and QR code fixed.
Now visible from any browser!