Adobe has finally released the much anticipated Flash 10.2 for tablet PC running Android HoneyComb OS. The new version is optimized to make use of the hardware with the new tablets to provide smooth playback of Flash content from websites and applications.
The new version focuses on performance improvements possibly by hardware decoding using the much faster Nvidia Tegra 2 chip that comes with all Android 3.0 devices, atleast for now. Although the Flash 10.2 is still in beta stage, Adobe has promised strong integration with the Android OS to seamlessly play flash content. Thanks to the new and much capable hardware, we are expecting less hiccups and PC like performance.
The new version is already available in the Android Marketplace for a free download. The Flash 10.2 release was already available for Android version 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3(Gingerbread), however it might take a few weeks for it to be available as full release with advanced features such as hardware acceleration and support for Stave video to be enabled by default.
This update should also make bring smooth playback of HD content on tablet devices making the Android platform much compatible with the existing web standards. The Motorola Xoom users should be amongst the first to try out this new feature, we’ll try to publish performance results to compare with the older versions.
You can download the new version directly from the Android Marketplace, make sure your device is updated to the newest firmware before downloading.
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