Announced with the new Palm Pre WebOS 1.4.0, there will be a plugin available for Adobe Flash 10.1 beta support. Said plugin is not available yet but will be in the near future.
Now I can wish, with the rest of you, and pray for a slow and painful death for adobe flash when html5 is finally released but I really doubt that it will happen. More and more I’m seeing custom flash API’s being implemented and I doubt anyone is going to want to change that when HTML5 comes out. Though I can’t read into the future and say one way or the other, I think we will see a good mix of HTML5 video and Flash on popular streaming video websites.
This is really disappointing for us iPhone users out there though. I don’t want to be restricted to just YouTube content, I want to be able to view whatever with my phone. Before you start to bash me saying “Duh it’s your own dumb fault for having an iPhone” etc. etc., I know. And with this plugin for the Palm Pre it even surpasses the Android phones in supporting flash because only Android 2.1 can received the flash plugin. The only phones to carry that software are the Nexus One and Motorola Droid.
So my conclusion is this, the iPhone will probably never receive flash due to AT&T and their 3G network being overloaded. So I will just have to wait until my contract is up and switch back to T-Mobile and grab a Nexus One.