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Adobe Releases Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 for Download

Adobe has released version 11 of its Flash Player and Adobe AIR 3 for download.

In a blog post (opens in new tab) announcing the release, the company said that one of the most sought after features that will come with Flash 11 and AIR 3 are support for hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics rendering for games using the Stage 3D platform.

The feature will be available for Mac, Windows and connected televisions, according to Adobe. The company remarked that LG and TiVO were some of the first partners to bring Flash based applications to televisions.

“With up to 1,000 times faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10 and AIR 2, developers can animate millions of objects with smooth 60 frames per second rendering and deliver cinematic, console-quality games both in browsers and in apps,” the company said.

Adobe also announced that it plans to make available Stage 3D support for Android and Apple iOS and BlackBerry Tablet OS in upcoming releases. Users can check out games developed for the Stage 3D platform from the Adobe Development Center website.

The company also announced a new 3D framework technology called Proscenium, which is available from Adobe Labs.