Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Google’s Android OS was released last year, and now a new version has been introduced. This brings better performance on dual-core processors, as well as other improvements.
Many new and upcoming smartphones have dual-core processors with GPUs, such as the Motorola Atrix 4G and LG Optimus 2X. Flash Player 10.2 is able to take advantage of these advanced processors to provide faster performance for online games and streaming video.
Tablets running Android OS 3.0.1 (Honeycomb) are getting hardware-accelerated playback of H.264 video, as well as Deeper integration with the Android web browser’s rendering engine.
All devices with version 10.2 will see improvements in on-screen keyboards.
Get It Now
Flash Player 10.2 is now available for download from the Android Market.
Adobe is releasing this software for devices running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) that meet certain hardware requirements — for example, models with a WVGA (800 x 480) screen must have an 800 MHz processor or faster.
The version of this software for tablets running Honeycomb is currently a beta.
Going forward, new smartphones and tablets will ship with Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed.