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Adobe Flash player 10.1 arrives on Android

Adobe has announced their new version of the Flash Player 10.1, for the upcoming release of Android ‘Froyo’ or version 2.2. New support has been promised for many more devices, along with new landscape and portrait modes running in conjunction with the device’s hardware with better CPU utilisation amongst others features.

Adobe has apparently redesigned this release from the ground up, with performance and mobile specific features in mind. However, Android devices won’t support this new iteration of Flash until version 2.2 of the operating system has been firmly installed on those devices. Adobe is expecting these devices to include mobile phones such as the HTC Desire, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and the Dell Streak tablet within the UK.

Other operating system manufactures have also been issued the new Flash code, although the time line for their own devices supporting 10.1 will be much further away. Adobe has mentioned BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS are all due to partake in the 10.1 update over the coming months – but Android will be first to receive it .

Key features in 10.1 are based around better interaction, by using the accelerometer to view flash content in landscape and portrait modes, better zooming and scaling of content to full screen with more efficient use of the CPU and battery performance at the same time.

Demos can be seen here - Adobe (opens in new tab)

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.