Google announced that the upcoming Android 2.2, aka Froyo, will fully support Flash. Google’s Andy Rubin talked New York Times about openness, support for Adobe Flash, Chrome, the upcoming Froyo release, and seemed to compare Apple to North Korea. When asked Apple chief executive Steve Jobs’s recent comment that “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone.” “I don’t really have a rationale for that,” he said. “It’s a different style of interacting with the public and the media.” Rubin knocked Apple for using private APIs “We use same tools we expect our third-party developers to. We’ve an SDK we give to developers. and when we write our Gmail app, we use same SDK. There’re no secret APIs.” He also promised that full support for Adobe’s Flash standard was coming in next version of Android, code-named Froyo, for frozen yogurt (previous Android releases were called Cupcake, Donut and Eclair, and are represented outside Building 44 on the Google campus with giant sculptures of the desserts). Sometimes being open “means not being militant about the things consumer are actually enjoying,” he said.
More info: Google’s Andy Rubin on Everything Android