Adobe Flash 10.2 for Mobile Now Available

Adobe has released the latest version of Flash for Android smartphones and tablets. The new version is 10.2 and is available for download now, at the Android Market.

To run the new update, users need to be running either Android 2.2 (Froyo), or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Android 3.x is also compatible with the new update although you’ll need 3.0.1 to run it.

The version release for Android 2.X is a GA (general availability) release, while the Android 3.X (Honeycomb) is still in beta. What the software does is bring the “full web browsing experience” to smartphones that run it. A comparison of what is improved on can be found below:

* Performance enhancements to take advantage of new hardware in both Android 3.x tablets, as well as existing hardware in many Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices
* Tight integration with the new Android 3.x browser to treat Flash content as part of the web page instead of as a separate “overlay.” This results in improved scrolling of web pages and the ability to display pages in the way intended by the page designer, including new support for compositing HTML and other web content over Flash Player rendered content.
* Automatic soft keyboard support to simplify text entry for rich mobile and multi-screen experiences

When Adobe release the GA version of 10.2 for Honeycomb, in the next few weeks, it will also bring with it hardware acceleration and Stage Video support.

You can grab the full and beta versions over at the Android Market on your device. For a list of compatible devices, check the details over here.

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