Adobe Updates Flash to Version 10.3 for Android

Adobe has just pushed out an update to its Adobe Flash Player plugin for the Android platform, bringing the version number to 10.3 and matching the available update on the PC and Mac platforms. The latest version of Adobe Flash 10.3 supports Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.0 (Honeycomb), and the latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb update that was recently announced at this year’s Google I/O conference earlier this week. The new version brings a few new features, some enhancements, and some bug fixes as par for the course. It could be updated or downloaded from Android Market.

On Android 3.1 devices, Adobe Flash 10.3 now supports hardware-accelerated videos to deliver smoother video playback.

The latest version now supports Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 CPUs and fixes some issues on the Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Xoom, and HTC EVO where videos may become unresponsive:

  • Enabled NEON optimizations for OMAP4 (Cortex A-9) based devices. (2853030)
  • Corrected an issue on the Samsung Galaxy S where H.264 video at resolutions of 720p and below was not displayed. (2852889)
  • Android Apps using Browser Plug-ins like Flash Player in WebView no longer need to set android:hardwareAcceleration to True in their AndroidMainfest.xml for plug-in output to be rendered.  This was previously an issue on Android 3.0+ only.  (2834793)
  • Fixed a crash on the HTC EVO that some users encountered with specific video. (2855425)
  • Fixed an issue that caused video frames to stop rendering on long streaming videos (> 1 hour) on some Motorola devices. (2855957)

You can view the full launch notes, bugs, problems, and known issues behind the latest build from Adobe‘s webpage.

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