Opera Mobile for Android Means Flash, Glorious Flash on Every Android Phone

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"But Opera's already on Android," you protest. That's Opera Mini, the Opera browser that serves up pages pre-crunched for crappy phones by Opera's servers. Opera Mobile is their full-fledged, feature-packed browser that promises Flash and Google Gears support.

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The latest build was missing Flash and Gears, but Opera Turbo—speedier page loading with some help from Opera's servers was there. Hopefully it'll have the other two in place by the time it hits Android, which is in the works, confirms Opera's CEO, where it should provide some decent competition to the default WebKit browser, which is already pretty damn good. [App Scout]

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I know I wasn't too thrilled with Opera Mini, but this would certainly be a welcome addition.

Can we get an ad-blocking plugin, though? I think I see more Flash ads (including those annoying ones that jump out of their box and cover your screen) than actual legit uses for Flash.

Or we could just all make with the HTML5 support already. ;-)