Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is finally released on 18th March to download. It is available free for all Android devices such as Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) through Android Market. Flash 10.2 is also available for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets that need Android 3.0.1 system update. The version number of new Adobe Flash is 10.2.156.12. To ensure tight integration between Flash Player 10.2 and new OS as well as browser capabilities in Android 3.0, Adobe worked with Google intimately.
Adobe Flash Player 10.2 deeper integration and Android 3.0 enhanced browser deliver quicker and smoother performance resulting in a browsing experience like the desktop. Flash 10.2 brings full web experience for videos, apps, games and other interactive web content on the latest smartphones and tablets. Motorola Xoom users are able to use these new features but they need to upgrade their device to Android 3.0.1 prior to downloading this update. Users of Motorola Atrix 4G and the LG Optimus 2X device can also use these new features.
Smoother interface is enjoyed by the Touchscreen users for keyboard input content. Multiscreen applications is easier to create with this feature as well as simpler to optimize desktop applications for mobile devices. ActionScript API can be used which allow the developers to launch and display the soft keyboard automatically. Adobe Flash Player 10.2 doesn’t support hardware graphics acceleration. You can check whether your device is certified for Flash Player 10.2 or not at adobe.com.
Flash 10.2 for Android devices (2.2 and 2.3) is a production general availability (GA) while for Android 3.0 is a beta release. GA version of Flash 10.2 for Android Honeycomb is intended to release which allow hardware quickening and Stave Video support. Viewing Flash content full screen is the most excellent method to experience the performance potential of this beta and to enjoy an immersive Flash content experience.
New features of Flash Player 10.2 for Android:
- Better content rendering (Android 2.2+)
- Enhanced scrolling of web pages (Android 2.2+)
- In-page viewing of Flash objects (Android 3.0.1+)
- Hardware hastened video presentation for H.264 (Android 3.0.1+ only)
- Improved performance for the latest smartphones and tablets (Android 2.2+)
- Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine (Android 3.0.1+)
- Automatic soft keyboard support including a new ActionScript API that enables developers to automatically launch and display the soft keyboard (Android 2.2+)
Video of Adobe Flash 10.2 Player demo on Motoroal XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet from youtube:
Video of Flash Player 10.2 working on Xoom Honeycomb Android 3.0 from youtube: