source + more infoBBC News posted:One of the most common technologies for watching video on a computer will soon be available for most smartphones.
Flash software is used to deliver around 75% of online video and is the key technology that underpins websites such as YouTube and Google Video.
Until now, many smartphones and netbooks have used a "light" version of the program, because of the limited processing power of the devices.
The new software is intended to work as well on a smartphone as a desktop PC.
Adobe, the maker of Flash, said it should be available on most higher-end handsets by 2010, although Apple's iPhone would continue not to use the software.
"The sort of rich apps we now see being delivered on PCs will now be coming to the phone," Ben Wood, director of mobile research at analyst firm CCS Insight, told BBC News.
"You'll be able to access a lot of the cool stuff that web designers are coming up with."