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Google confirms Flash will run on Android 2.2 Froyo

Take that, Apple! Google publicly announced today that the upcoming Android 2.2, aka Froyo, will fully support Flash. In a dig at Apple, Google's Andy Rubin told the New York Times that Android's commitment to openness means "not being militant about things consumers are actually enjoying."

Rubin also knocked Apple for using private APIs that it won't let outside developers access. "We use the same tools we expect our third-party developers to," he said. Basically, the entire interview revolved around the central theme that Android is open, and the iPhone isn't.

When Froyo is released, we'll see for ourselves how smooth Flash can be on a mobile device. Steve Jobs' war on Flash will either look extremely smart or extremely stupid. However things shake out, it's great to see two top-notch mobile operating systems fighting it out to give users what they want.
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