Adobe Flash 10.2 leaks for the Motorola XOOM tablet, brings dual-core support and full hardware acceleration

Adobe Flash 10.2 leaks for the Motorola XOOM tablet, brings dual-core support and full hardware acceleration
You know Adobe Flash, right? That pesky standard everyone, mostly Apple, predicts to be dead in few years, but it still powers over half of Internet videos, so if you don't support it, you can't see them.

Android has no problems with Flash, and its browser on most mid-range to high-end devices support the full experience, bringing the Internet to your smartphone as the web designers intended.

The latest version of Adobe Flash - 10.2 - which should be released officially for mobile this weekend, has now leaked, and found its way onto the Motorola XOOM tablet, since now it offers full support for Android's tablet version.

If you upgrade to the latest Android Honeycomb firmware - 3.0.1 - Adobe Flash 10.2 will play in its full glory, taking advantage of the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset in the browser, improving rendering, and supporting full hardware acceleration with Stage Video, which diminishes CPU usage to much more tolerable levels.

You can download the .apk from the source link, and try it out on your Motorola XOOM tablets to check it out for yourself.

Thanks, Stilt!

via AndroidPolice

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  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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9 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And there you have it. I wonder if benchmark scores will be affected by this update. Let the bashing and bullshit begin.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

on other sites they already have benchmarks with the new update. Quad scores are up like 25% to like 2200 Woot. Another update or so and they should be in the high 2,000's.

2. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

yeah the motorola xoom is completely the best right now with its adobe flash, i watched "the adjustment bureau" and "rango" last night on my 65" inch tv via the motorola xoom and the hdmi cable. try to do that iphone, ipad. went to fx.com and watched the episode that i missed of "justified" while i was a work yesterday. my co worker that has the ipad 2 "said how are you going to that site and you dont have flash on your xoom", i said, "yes i do buddy just downloaded it" he said, "man i bought the wrong damn device again" i said but your is pretty though, "he gave me the finger lol. true story

3. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

oh and i said that atleast your ipad 2 is lighter now so when that light thin tablet falls and breaks cause its so thin you can use the parts as a fresbee out side then you can really multitask lol

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

That's so awesome! lol

6. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

i bet you can hear all 5 users cheering!

7. www.toptabletreview.com unregistered

it's a good news for us, there are too many sites need flash's support. and full hardware acceleration can extend tablet's battery life

8. jbh unregistered

OK, it's March 18th; where is FLASH 10.2 for the XOOM?

9. jbh unregistered

How are you viewing movies on the XOOM? If so, what are you using to download movies to the XOOM? Why isn't there an cool app to watch music videos? Like VEVO? What can you with this thing besides play Angry Birds or surf the Internet? I believe the XOOM entered the market too soon. This tablet still is not ready. What good is FLASH 10.2 on the XOOM? Can't wait to return it and get my money back.

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