Adobe Flash Player 11, AIR 3 Arrive for Android

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Adobe, true to their word, released updated versions of their Flash Player  and AIR applications for Android last night.  Arriving just after midnight, Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 bring new features and capabilities to mobile devices, and improving upon already-terrific apps.  If you’re running Android 2.2 or higher, you can head to the Android Market today and grab both immediately.

Adobe AIR 3

Adobe Flash 11

Hit the break to see a quick breakdown of the new features for each application.

New Features in Flash Player 11

  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop)
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player)
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player)

New Features in Adobe AIR 3

  • Native Extensions
  • Captive Runtime Support
  • Stage Video Hardware Acceleration (AIR Mobile)
  • H.264/AAC Playback Support (AIR for iOS)
  • Front-facing Camera Support (AIR for Android)
  • Background Audio Playback Support (AIR for iOS)
  • Device Speaker Control for Mobile (AIR for iOS & Android)
  • 16 and 32-bit color depth
  • Game Controller API (AIR TV)

New Features in Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering (Player & AIR desktop + AIR for TV)
  • Flash Access Content Protection Support for Mobile
  • Flash Access Content Protection Enhancements
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • NetStream.dispose()
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop)
  • JPEG-XR support
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support
  • High efficiency SWF compression support
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support
  • Garbage Collection Advice
  • Cubic Bezier Curves
  • Secure Random Number Generator
  • Socket Progress Events
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying

 

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