We’ve discussed Android 2.2. and Froyo endlessly and especially about all its new features that put the platform in tight competition with the iPhone. In many ways, the platform is ahead of the iPhone including the full flash functionality that is in 2.2. The Google Nexus One already has the Froyo update and therefore flash support, so it makes sense for developers to start testing their flash implementation with it.
Kongregate has started their flash incentive on Android by releasing 120 games that can be played right on your Android phone. So far, they seem to be decently pleased with their progress and surprised by the overall performance.
“The actual Flash performance is much better than I expected,” says Kongregate CEO Jim Greer. “I thought it would be mediocre, but it’s actually very good.”
Of course, the Nexus One is of the most powerful Android devices so it’s to be expected that it would have excellent results when it comes to Flash. The least powerful phone set to receive the Froyo update will be the Motorola Droid and it will certainly be interesting to see how these flash applications and games run on the phone.
According to Greer, most of the games did not require much effort to optimize for Android: “What I would say is to an average Flash developer is that you don’t necessarily think that you’d use the same version as on the web, but that’s just the same fallacy that people committed with the iPad, where they thought they had to have an app in the store even though there’s a great web browser.”
If you have a Nexus One and the Froyo update, you can begin checking out Kongregate’s offering right now on their games portal.