Flash update for Galaxy Nexus coming soon

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus launch hasn't been without its problems, that's for sure. But one of the biggest issues with the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone could soon be a thing of the past with the launch of an updated Adobe Flash Player 11.1.

As we reported last week, the phone hit the shelves without Adobe Flash Player, as a player compatible with the Ice Cream Sandwich platform wasn't yet available from Adobe. So if you hit a Flash page, you would be redirected to the Android Market, which didn't have the relevant upgrade. Confusing and annoying.

According to Softpedia, that frustration will soon be at an end. It reports an Adobe company statement, which reads: 'We’ve received some questions regarding support for Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and AIR 3.1 on the Galaxy Nexus. To be clear, the Galaxy Nexus does not initially support Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and AIR 3.1.'

'As we previously communicated in a blog post, devices and software updates from our partners which introduce new technologies are being developed on varied schedules that are different from our own, which means that the Adobe runtimes may not always be optimised or supported on devices until a subsequent release.'

But importantly, it added: 'We will provide a minor update to the runtimes to support the Galaxy Nexus in December.'

So if you have a phone, the update could be here in days. Or if the lack of Flash has put you off, that's unlikely to be an issue by Christmas. If that volume bug is sorted too, we'll really be back in business.

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