More and more Google Android handsets are being upgraded to Froyo, version 2.2 of the operating system.
The biggest improvement delivered by Android 2.2 is support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones. Before Android 2.2, surfing Flash-enhanced sites on a mobile phone was a limited experience only available to a couple of Nokia phones.
But now, with Froyo running on around 30 percent of all Android phones, by Google's own estimates that is, we are just starting to get the taste of Flash on smartphones.
For many the addition of Flash is a big deal, but the next question is what's there to do now? Sadly, because Flash for Android smartphones is so new there are few Flash sites optimised for the platform that take into considerations small screens and offer tools and diversions catering to mobile phone users.
Here I've rounded up a list of 10 Flash enabled mobile sites that range from games, animation, to entertainment destinations tailored to smartphones.
I've also included a longer list of 30 sites Adobe says were optimised for Flash mobile, but are not designed for the small screens.
Tip: Come back on this page from your mobile phone and click straight on the site's name to take you to the mobile version. Also, if you are on a non-mobile optimised site with Flash, just double-tap on the Flash content to see it in full screen.
Fun free games
Check out dozens of free Flash games optimised for your Android 2.2 phone.
Hundreds of simple yet fun games, designed to work with touch-based displays on mobile phones. Kongregate has a huge selection for you to choose from, and there's a new interesting game featured every week at the top of the site.
The mobile site Mochigames doesn't have as many games as Kongregate but has a sleeker interface and lets you select your games by category (action, puzzle, strategy), alongside a selection of five featured games. Note that you will have to watch a short ad before you start playing some games.
At Miniclip the site also has a limited yet varied selection of fun Flash games for your Android 2.2 phone. The games have nice sound effects and pleasant graphics, and load quite fast over Wi-Fi.
Game junkies will love Armor Games that offers 20 fresh takes on classic and new games. To enjoy in full screen glory, just double-tap on the game.
South Park Avatar Generator
As seen in most of Adobe's teaser videos for Flash on Android phones, you can finally try out the South Park Avatar Generator, customise it, and use it for your various internet accounts.
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