Adobe Flash is required to view flash content such as videos and other types of media on a mobile phone’s web browser. On your desktop, most browsers come pre-installed with Flash player and if any new update is out the same will be downloaded and installed accordingly. The last version of the Adobe Flash Player 10.1 did not allow content to be played on most Android devices or tablets running on Honeycomb 3.0.
Recently after the much success of the Android Tablet OS, the Honeycomb, Adobe decided to make it more flash friendly with the release of a new version of the Flash Player. Version 10.2, which was released on the 18th, is still in a beta stage for Honeycomb, but if you’re running Android Froyo and above on your phone then you can use this in it’s final stage.
What’s new in Adobe Flash Player 10.2:
You can enjoy watching the same web content that you view on your desktop on your Android mobile device, high quality videos, games and applications
Tablet optimized, works best with Honeycomb 3.0.1, full web browsing on your Android Honeycomb tablet
You won’t come across all those web-pages that say ‘ Cannot Play Flash Content’ anymore, version 10.2 takes care of all that.
You can download Adobe Flash Player 10.2 from your Android phone/tablet via the Android Market for Free. Requires Android OS 2.2 and above for mobile and 3.0 and above for tablets. You can also download it directly by scanning the QR Code below.
Adobe has released a new version of it’s Flash Player, required for playing videos and flash contents on web pages, and it comes with a new feature known as the Stage Video Playback. The new version number is 10.2.152.26 and this an upgrade from the old 10.1 version, which used to rely a lot on the processor performance for full HD 1080p playback of content on the web.
Adobe states that this new versions Stage Video Playback API will help reduce the load from the processor and try to handle the playback of HD videos more efficiently.
Using Flash Player 10.2 with Stage Video hardware acceleration, we’ve tested a Mac Mini released two years ago and a low-powered GPU-enabled Windows netbook playing smooth full HD 1080p video using less than 8% of the CPU; more powerful computers use even less.
Other features in Flash Player 10.2 include multi-tasking capabilities where-in you can view fullscreen videos on a single monitor and work on the other(multi-display setup), ability for designers and developers to add custom mouse cursors, sub-pixel text rendering enhancements for better readability and support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 web browser.
What are you waiting for? Go grab the Flash Player 10.2 from here. It’s available for all Windows, Mac and Linux based systems.
Personally, I have never liked Flash a lot. Here’s a guide that will show you how to uninstall flash player from your Mac permanently or temporarily from one or more browsers on your computer. My browsers are behaving better after I did remove flash from my Mac. Continue reading How to Remove Flash from Mac’s Internet Browser→