March 14, 2011, 11:46 AM — Adobe's Flash Player 10.2 for Google Android devices will be available March 18, offering preliminary support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, such as the Motorola Xoom, Adobe said on Friday.
Flash Player is Adobe's proprietary technology for playing rich media experiences within a browser. While Flash Player 10.2 will be a production release for the Android 2.2 and 2.3 releases, it will initially be a beta release for Android 3.0 tablets requiring the Android 3.0.1 point release.
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"We have been working very closely with Google to ensure tight integration between Flash Player 10.2 and new OS and browser capabilities in Android 3.0," said Antonio Flores, product manager for the Flash Platform at Adobe, in a blog post. "The March 18 beta release of Flash Player 10.2 in conjunction with Google's first system update to Android 3.0 (version 3.0.1) currently underway for the Motorola Xoom will deliver the first phase of our work together. This will be followed by subsequent updates, which will complete the optimizations and result in a production GA (general availability) release of Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0." The date of general availability of Flash Player 10.2 for tablets is undetermined at this point.