Flash Player 11.2 has been released by Adobe. The new version fixes two critical arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities and introduces a silent update option. One of the now fixed vulnerabilities is related to how older versions of the Flash Player checked URL security domains. The fault only affects the Flash Player ActiveX plug-in for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 or Vista.
The European Union looks set to agree on a cap for roaming charges that will cut the cost of using mobile phones abroad. Neelie Kroes, Digital Agenda Commissioner, put the proposals for the new caps to the EU, which resulted in a preliminary deal agreed to by the European Parliament and the Council. The proposal still requires a formal vote to be undertaken by the Parliament, but the new agreement should come into play on July 1st.
Amazon could be preparing to unveil three Kindle Fire tablets according to rumours that have emerged in Taiwan; two 7-inch models and an 8.9-inch Full HD model (presumably one of them being the replacement of the current Kindle Fire). Oddly enough the three tablets are said to have three different screen resolutions; 1,026 by 600 pixels (as the current Kindle Fire), 1,280 by 800 pixels and 1,920 by 1,080 for the bigger screen.
The Orange San Francisco otherwise known as the ZTE Blade has been discounted by Play.com to a mere £69.99 plus a compulsory £10 top up. The device is by far the best smartphone available at that price and has already sold millions since its launch in 2010, with a large user base of followers and hackers which have ported Android 2.3 Gingerbread to it already. (Check our article on 4 things you didn't know about the Orange San Francisco)
Google will team up with Asus to launch a 7-inch tablet over the next few days that could have the same impact on the tablet market as the Eee PC did when it triggered the netbook revolution several years ago. According to anonymous industry sources cited by Digitimes, this is going to force vendors like Acer, Lenovo and Samsung Electronics to cut their prices and could diminish gross margins for Taiwanese supply chain makers.