Flash Player 10.2 readied for Android tablets

Adobe plans to make the latest version of its Flash Player available in Android Market on March 18

By , InfoWorld |  Software, Adobe, Adobe Flash

Flash Player 10.2 for Android offers hardware-accelerated video presentation for the H.264 video codec as well as deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine. Both of these features work with Android 3.0.1 or higher. Website scrolling is improved as well, as is performance for the latest smartphones and tablets, Flores said. Automatic soft keyboard support improves interaction for touchscreen devices. "This feature simplifies the development of multi-screen applications that require keyboard input, making it easier for developers to optimize desktop applications for mobile devices. A new ActionScript API enables developers to automatically launch and display the soft keyboard," Flores said.

The production release of Flash Player 10.2 will be available pre-installed on many upcoming tablets and smartphones or delivered as an over-the-air update to existing devices. Version 10.2 also will be accessible at Adobe's website. Flash Player 10.2 was released for desktop systems on February 8.

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