September 1, 2014

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 — 10.3.186.3. 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 10.3.186.3 (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 Kongregate.com games.
  • Fixed an issue where games on Kongregate.com 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 Kongregate.com 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