Adobe Flash for Android updated, more security fixes coming

Adobe Flash for Android updated, more security fixes coming
As we've reported Adobe has said that it will cease development on future versions of Flash for mobile in order to focus on HTML5 products. Of course, that doesn't mean that Flash is disappearing from mobile immediately. Adobe Flash 11 still exists in the Android Market and Adobe isn't pulling it out of the store. In fact, Adobe has just pushed an update for it, and has promised to deliver more security updates in the future. 

Adobe has released Flash Player 11.1.102.59 for Android. The update brings a number of security and bug fixes, including a nice bug fix for Samsung Galaxy S II users which should fix the issue with audio playing without video. The update also brings support for 1080p video playback on Tegra 3 devices. 

Beyond this update, Adobe has promised to issue more security updates for Flash and has even hinted at more features being added before it's all said and done. Adobe has stated that version 11 will be the last major release, but Adobe's senior director of product security and privacy, Brad Arkin, said on Twitter, “Adobe will continue to ship security updates for Flash Player mobile after the final feature release.” So, that does make it sound like there are new features in the works. Unfortunately, we don't know if that includes bigger features, like a solution for hover events, or if it is just more compatibility updates for newer chipsets. 

Adobe Flash Player is available for free in the Android Market.

source: Adobe & Brad Arkin via Mashable

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35 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i just want my Stage 3D support. o:

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Thanks for proving what I've had to repeatedly say since they announced the worker layoffs and no more future versions. Flash isnt dead, its just not getting new features.

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

is not dead but neither is Symbian... and I dont see people flocking to buy a Symbian phone

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Symbian doesn't stand between me and watching Bleach on my Phone. ;P

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

it was used as an example.... i will put in a disclaimer for people like you... sorry...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gallito, like normal you are picking 2 different subjects. Flash is a standard used by nearly all websites. Its still being used, and will still be used in the foreseeable future. Symbian is a system that has been dying for a long time lol, i guess no matter how many times its explained to you, ya just cant grasp it. Oh well.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i was telling you how important Flash is. Symbian is no example at all next to the importance of Flash in the here and now.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Ok I will go kindergarten on both of you... flash is not dead... ok. but will not be a feature that will sell phones like once did...when I compared it to Symbian is because Symbian is also not dead... but will not be supported in the future... the are similarities.. but since fandroids are too sensitive lately we can do comparisions..to recap.. I only used Symbian example as it was also not going to be supported anymore.. but by any means. is dead.. please get rid of that word... flash is not dead and neither is Symbian..... better now?

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why did you even say anything then? you just wanted to say \"oh it\'s just like Symbian so i guess people won\'t want it anymore.\" we\'re saying we definitely want Flash. that hasn\'t changed because Adobe has changed their minds on it. the web is still full of Flash content and we need Flash Player to be able to access it. that\'s not like Symbian at all, no one cares if it dies.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Ok both of you stopped.. dont behave like children... "why you say it then"... when did i said flash was dead.... you guys are way to sensitive... believe what both of you want... but never say something..i didnt... dammm.. you guys are worse than kids.... all butt hurt for a commente i didnt say..or write.... dont bother me again with s**t like that.

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and just so you two sensitive person leave me alone.. i didnt said it.. surprise.. it was the author "Future development of Adobe Flash may be dead on mobile,"... please go question him.....

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oi.. i need a translator for u. ok.. umm.. so.. symbian is dead.. but its not?? not really sure what your saying so im just going to try to.. expand.. symbian is dying. symbian was put to a nice hospice to live out its last few days as it is slowly being taken off line. for all intensive purposes, in the mobile world, it might as well be dead because nokia has made its last few years of support irrelevant to most people. Flash is nowhere near dead. Flash is thriving and growing and still adding new features all the time. It is the prime media source on the internet now and for the relative future. Adobe didnt kill mobile flash, they simply said they werent adding new features to it, and thus didnt need all those employees to do bug fixes. Its still in every android phone and blackbery QNX is still going to use it. Between RIM and android, thats the vast majority of the smartphone market. And thanks mostly to android, that flash enabled market share is GROWING. So if anything, mobile flash is THRIVING.. with or without new features. Those that keep saying steve jobs/apple won some big mysterious battle against Flash aren't actually paying attention to what is going on. One day HTML5 will be the main standard on the internet. It has to first become a standard, which that hasnt even happened yet. Then it has to be adopted and flash content has to be converted, which is going to take years if not the better part of the decade. Android supports flash and HTML5. If there was a "winner" between apple and flash/android, its most definately android. Android isnt waiting for the next standard. It uses today's standard and is compatable with tomorrows.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

@remix.. for a person that doesnt understand what i type... dont worry about..you dont understand..in the 1st place....right?.... chghghgfsxvnjui......

13. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I love you Remixa ! You explained yourself in a clear and eloquent manner! You should be lawyer ! REALLY. Thanks again for clearing up the matter.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, he's really good at that. good man, good man. c:

16. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Remixfa that was an excellent explanation. I don't understand how you will spend your time trying to reasoning with gallitoking that no mater what you say, he won't acknowledge anything. He is the kind of person that think they always are right and that they never are wrong. With this kind of person I never waste my time. Great post.

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thats exactly what I said.... he keeps on questioning me.. I dont want to explain myself... I dont have to.. an d I dont want to....

20. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

You clearly didn't understand my post gallito. Well english is my second language so I probably didn't explain myself well What I mean that he shouldn't spend his time with you because you are a blind fanboy that no mater how wrong you are, and people prove it to you, you always going to think and say that you are right. In order word, you are way too stubborn to be spending time with you. There is no gain to it.

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

and clearly you didnt read mine... he started questioning me... not me....and yes he should listen to you... I respect your opinion.. hope you respect mine... get a clue....

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thanks for the positive responses guys. :) gallito, we have a very very very hard time understanding you sometimes. would it be so much to ask for a little semblance of proper punctuation? "... he started questioning me... not me.. and yes he should listen to you"? what does that mean? not trying to be an ass... im trying to decipher you so maybe next time we agree, i wont think we are disagreeing. so then i wont feel an explanation needs to be made.

25. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

He is a big fan of the ellipsis lol... ... ... . ... .. Its to symbolize a train of thought so if you look at it that way its him pausing after each one. Read it aloud its kind of funny.

27. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Is a long story why i write the way i do.. not going to talk about ...in a ..cellphone site.... i alreade stated.. i am missing fingers... and is easier for me o do it this way... so... wont go any further...

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so its easier for you to type 3 periods in a row, instead of just 1? uh huh.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, its a bad shatner impersonation. i read everyone's posts aloud in my head.. lol

30. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

There's..... Something on the wing...... Some... Thing.... I use one finger.. To... Swype via phone. And typing an ellipsis only seems like it would be more effort than just hitting spacebar or one periods eh?

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Thank you for your comments... but Remix... no means to insult.. but... you read everyones comments outloud?.... wow ... now there is something different...

33. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

He said in his head lol.. Not your day gallito .. Just not your day.

14. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Just re read your post. Beautiful !

17. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

You are also beautiful shelley :P

26. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Electro has half Chub lol.

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