Adobe Flash Player for Android Updated to a Version Number too Long for This Title

Adobe Flash Player for Android is no stranger to updates, just take a look at its newest version number — Most of the Adobe Flash Player updates revolve around security fixes and while this one is no different, you might be surprised at the list of non-security fixes and enhancements Adobe has addressed in (sorry, I just enjoy typing numbers):

  • Enabled NEON optimizations for OMAP4 (Cortex A-9) based devices.
  • Corrected an issue on the Samsung Galaxy S where H.264 video at resolutions of 720p and below was not displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where app packaging would fail for Android Apps using Flash Player in WebView that set android:hardwareAcceleration to True in their AndroidManifest.xml.
  • Fixed a crash on the HTC EVO that some users encountered with specific video.
  • Fixed an issue that caused video frames to stop rendering on long streaming videos (> 1 hour) on some Motorola devices.
  • Fixed an issue where touch events were getting delayed with games.
  • Fixed an issue where games on freeze when users exit from Full-Screen mode.

I’m glad to see Adobe has taken interest in fixing various issues users have been experiencing, especially in regards to the site. For those not familiar with Kongregate, it is an online social gaming site that offers thousands of free Adobe Flash games and is one of the many reasons to be happy about Flash on Android. If you’d like more information on the security fixes, or a list of supported Android devices, just follow the links below. Cheers!

Flash Player 10.3 Release Notes

List of Supported Devices

Android Market Link – Adobe Flash Player 10.3

  • I appreciate the attempt at humor, but I like at least some logic in my humor. “a Version Number too Long for This Title” is longer than “Version”.

    That version number is kind of short compared to a lot of software version numbers I’ve seen. DirectX is a common example, 6.00.6001.18000 being one of the DX10 versions. Something a little more relevant, Android Development Tools, has 12.0.0.v201106281929-138431 as the full version number, similar to everything else in my Eclipse installation (developers like build timestamps).