Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 now in Android Market, Stage 3D nitro booster to come at a later time

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 now in Android Market, Stage 3D nitro booster to come at a later time
Besides the tablet-optimized Photoshop Touch, Adobe had other big news for Android fans last night. It made the new Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 available for download from Android Market after midnight for everyone who has befriended the little green robot.

The press release with the full changelog is listed below, but the main improvements are better compression, which can reduce SWF files by up to 40%, thus improving bandwidth consumption, support for the superior JPEG-XR format and higher resolutions, and the improvement of protected streaming to resolve DRM issues.

The big thing everyone was waiting for is Stage 3D, though, which promises to harvest advanced 2D and 3D graphics acceleration for a significant boost in Flash video and games performance. Stage 3D will be provided for mobile devices at a later date, however, for now it is only available on the desktop. 

If Adobe manages to somehow leverage Flash Player 11 to take full advantage of the dedicated GPUs on mobile devices, and does it without hogging too much battery juice, then it might just prove Flash will stay relevant for quite some time still, making its exclusion from iOS quite the annoyance. We'll save judgement for when the Stage 3D update hits Android Market.

source: Adobe


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7 Comments

1. androapplephone

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

First

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1820; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I like the name androapple. But what about appdroid or appledroid or even anapple or anappleoid yeah I like anappleoid the best

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1820; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Man I like my ipad2 but just like my iPhone but way more I hat getting stopped from no flash support. I really believe that apple should make flash available as an option that we can turn on and off just so maybe I could check out a site to look at somthing than turn it off to save resources such as battery and processing power

4. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Flash is getting faster! Wonder Woman is getting sexier!

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Incompatible on Vibrant.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

GREEN SCREEN?? HMM? on LG THRILL.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll care when we get Stage 3D support.

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