Flash Player 10.2 for the Motorola XOOM is pegged with a March 18th release date

Flash Player 10.2 for the Motorola XOOM is pegged with a March 18th release date
As we currently speak, various Motorola XOOM tablets are being prepped for its eventual support for Adobe Flash Player 10.2 after an update recently began rolling out last night that brings forth the enhancements needed to gain Flash 10.2 support. However, it was still uncertain as to how long it would take for them to actually see an update that enables Flash support.

Well, Adobe has come out to officially confirm that March 18th will be the day when Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb will become available for download. Naturally, you can expect to visit the Android Market on that day to download the highly anticipated update.

Interestingly enough, the update will pack support for the Stage Video rendering pipeline that will offer hardware acceleration with videos encoded in H.264. Moreover, we’ll find a deeper integration with the Android browser’s rendering engine that will basically result in smoother kinetic scrolling between Flash and HTML content – which is a problem evident with some tablets running Android 2.2 Froyo.

With only a solid week before it becomes available, we’re sure that Motorola XOOM owners are going to be extremely satisfied that it’s right around the corner – and more importantly, it’s within the specified deadline that Motorola mentioned initially.

source: Adobe via SlashGear

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14 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And the final nail in the coffin for those gloating about lack of flash on the xoom.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

indeed flash in less that a month much better that on any other mobile device on the market... something thats surely way better

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

wrong post :/ thumb it down to oblivion please.. thank you this one too

12. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

here you go people the download for adobe flash 10.2 for motorola xoom. you are welcome you are all welcome. now bow down ipad2 http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/11/adobe-flash-10-2-leaked-includes-honeycomb-compatibility-dow nload-now/ i just downloaded it and now im watching the movie "RANGO" thats in theaters right now over the internet, can you do that apple ipad2 people nope sorry

13. Helene unregistered

hey, sounds great, what site do you go to watch this movie?

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

cant wait I have seen it on one of the pre release devices with Tegra 2 its FAST

6. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

And this is exactly the reason why Apple does not want to support flash on their ipads and iphones. It puts a manufacturer in a compromising situation when Adobe have their hold ups. Adobe is in control over flash, unlike html5 format which is a standard open source coding.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Seriously, Gemini? You're whining about a delay here regarding flash? For your information, Android supports both flash and html5. So at worst, the browsing experience on Android is no worse than Apple's. And this update is coming out less than a month after launch. Motorola did an excellent job of bringing out a top of the line device with only a few small rough edges. On the other hand, you will never have Flash. And when confronted with this, you act like Flash is of no importance to web browsing. But when someone else has Flash, you dismiss them as having "holdups" because *gasp!* Adobe is in control of its software. Because it's only a good thing for a company to control something as long as it's Apple, right? Your line of thinking is sick. Jobs has taught you to be happier with having less than more. You almost WANT to be limited, to have decisions about what you get out of products made for you. If you want to complain about delays in available features, how long did it take for the iPhone to acquire a flash on its camera? How about the ability to send or receive picture messages? How about a landscape keyboard? A year for each? Now the iPad is coming out; Apple had a full year and an available platform to build on, and what did they do? Put in a dual core processor, which everyone else was planning on beforehand anyway, threw on a couple of cheap cameras, made it a little thinner and lighter, and called it a day. That's after a FREAKING YEAR of development! Motorola came out with more in less time, and they started from SCRATCH. So let's start over: why is Apple better again?

8. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

It's just typical Apple cycle, innovate like crazy so people worship them, then stagnate as they rape those same zealots. In truth, their business practices haven't changed at all, it's the very same that drove them nearly bankrupt multiple times. What's different this time is they were lucky in hiring some genius designers. Now that their lead designer has left I don't know what Apple plans in the future.

11. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

what???? google android are open source they started the opened source Os what are you talking about that what makes android greater than apple, with all there guideline and approvals

9. nyking unregistered

Xoom is great....i bout it last week i it rocks. For all those who cant wait for flash. its a app that you can download to play vids! its called skyfire and its works fine. ipad is boring to say the least...my boy bought it and he cant wait to return it and get a xoom....hahahahahahaha apple sucks

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

went on android police today and downloaded flash 10.2 works flawless, guys try not to give the apple lovers to hard of a time they are just jealous. android made them #2 smart phone and now they will be #2 tablet too

14. Ipod Touch Apps unregistered

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