Adobe announced the release of
AdobeFlash Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Flash Player 10.1 is the first release that
brings the full web across desktops and devices.
Already one of the top free apps on Android Market today, Flash Player 10.1 will be available as a final production release for
smartphones and tablets once users are able to upgrade to
Android 2.2 "Froyo." Devices supporting "Froyo" and Flash Player
10.1 are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One,
HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola,
Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others. Flash Player
10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to
be pre-installed on smartphones, tablets and other devices in
the coming months.
Flash Player 10.1 is expected to be available as a final production release for devices once users are able to upgrade to Android 2.2
"Froyo." Once upgraded, smartphones, tablets and other devices
can be updated with Flash Player 10.1 over-the-air via numerous
ways including content triggered downloads, system software
updates and on-device app catalogs such as Android Market, Adobe
Labs and other venues. The upgrade mechanism will vary by device
and device manufacturer.
Flash Player 10.1 delivers new interaction methods with support for mobile-specific
input models. Support for accelerometer allows users to view
Flash content in landscape and portrait mode. With Smart
Zooming, users can scale content to full screen mode delivering
immersive application-like experiences from a Web page.
Performance optimization work with virtually all major mobile
silicon and platform vendors makes efficient use of CPU and
The new Smart Rendering feature ensures that Flash content is running
only when it becomes visible on the screen, further reducing
CPU and battery consumption. With Sleep Mode, Flash Player
automatically slows down when the device transitions into screen
saver mode. Advanced Out-of-Memory Management allows the player
to effectively handle non-optimized content that consumes
excessive resources, while automatic memory reduction decreases
content usage of RAM by up to 50 percent. Flash Player pauses
automatically when events occur such as incoming phone calls or
switching from the browser to other device functions.