Adobe Ships Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 Tablets

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News Posted: Fri, Apr 29 2011 11:51 AM
If you're an Android user, try not to hit your head on the ceiling fan as you jump for joy. Why? Well, Adobe last night announced the release of Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets and is available for download in the Android Market. Eventually, this could prove to be a big deal, but it looks as though a Honeycomb update is needed to take full advantage of the Flash Player 10.2's new features.

"Today we are releasing Flash Player 10.2 for Android Honeycomb devices, available for download from the Android Market," Adobe said. "This final release will take advantage of Google's enhancements in an upcoming update to Honeycomb, including hardware accelerated playback of 720p high-definition video referenced in our earlier blog post (here). Users of Android 3.0.1 will not experience these improvements until their devices receive the update to Honeycomb. In addition, this Flash Player 10.2 release includes a security update address the Flash Player vulnerability announced on April 15th (here) for all versions of Android."

We don't know if it was intentional or not, but Adobe's statement points to an updated Honeycomb release, Android 3.1. According to reports, the new Android build is coming out soon for currently shipping Honeycomb tablets like the Xoom and Eee Pad Transformer.

In the meantime, you can direct your pre-3.1 Honeycomb tablet to the Android Market and download Flash Player 10.2 here.
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Downloaded it for the xoom. It's WAY better than the previous version. Extremely responsive, great work adobe. I still don't think flash is the way of the future but it's awesome to have it available for all of the previous web content on a tablet.

Now you're just mashing it!

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Flash is definitely not the way of the future HTML 5 has the capability to perform just about everything Flash does and that will be natively supported within the browsers instead of having to install an additional plugin which will inevitably open up more security holes in an operating system.

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coolice replied on Fri, Apr 29 2011 3:13 PM

Ah man... i'm assuming this is tablet only? Not for handsets? Gah! But... ah, i guess thats fine

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HHGrrl replied on Fri, Apr 29 2011 3:50 PM

Yay! I'm so glad this is here!

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