Flash…Coming soon to an Android near you!

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has confirmed that Flash 10.1 will be available on a number of mobile operating systems – including Google’s Android – by the second half of 2010.

“We have a number of excited partners who are working aggressively with us to bring Flash to their devices, whether they be smartphones as well as handsets,” Narayen told Fox Business News. 

“And so companies like Google or RIM or Palm are going to be releasing versions of Flash on smartphones and tablets in the second half of the year.”

However, Taylor Wimberly of Android and Me noted that Flash 10.1 will require an Arm Cortex-A8 based processor or higher.

“[This] rules out all first generation Android phones,” explained Wimberly.

“The Motorola Droid and Nexus One are the only Andriod phones currently available in the United States that will have enough power to pump out Flash 10.1 content.”