Kongregate Testing Android Flash Support With Over 100 Games

Wed, May 26, 2010

Android, Mobile

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.

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  • rob

    The Droid is still a pretty powerful phone. I think it will run flash just fine, especially with Froyo which has been optimized for speed. The Droid hardware is no slouch, it stacked up pretty well against the other two phones in this test despite the difference in processors. The OMAP processor in the Droid is actually quite efficient. I love my Droid, can't wait to get the new speedy Froyo.

  • rob

    The Droid is still a pretty powerful phone. I think it will run flash just fine, especially with Froyo which has been optimized for speed. The Droid hardware is no slouch, it stacked up pretty well against the other two phones in this test despite the difference in processors. The OMAP processor in the Droid is actually quite efficient. I love my Droid, can't wait to get the new speedy Froyo.

  • pete pressure

    Plus you can always Overclock :)

  • Admin

    Great article! We are in the process of creating a mobile flash portal that will contain all mobile games from both Kongregate and Mochigames.

    Android Void
    http://www.AndroidVoid.com

    Thanks for checking us out!

    -Ryan