We’ve all been waiting patiently for Android 2.2 ever since Google announced it at I/O in late May. It looks like a wholesale improvement. One of the major features of the update is the inclusion of a Flash 10.1 plugin for the default browser. I’ve much enjoyed the default Android browser, and the addition of Flash figures to only improve that.
If you want Flash now, though, there is an option. Skyfire, a developer of mobile browsers, released an Android browser, and they claim to load flash videos on their server, which they then stream to you. It sounds like a great idea, and their list of 750,000 indexed sites makes it sound even more impressive. But as Phandroid notes, there have been problems with loading. They claim to get stuck when buffering reaches 25 percent, and many commenters echo the issue.
On the other hand, many commenters note seamless usage, so there’s certainly an upside. It’s a free download, so you might as well give it a shot if you’re craving Flash and can’t wait for Froyo. Worst case, it doesn’t work and you delete it shortly after downloading. Video after the break.