Flash and AIR Momentum from Mobile World Congress 2011

We’re stirring up Flash Platform buzz at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week by announcing strong mobile adoption of Flash Player and Adobe AIR, plus performance enhancements with Flash Player 10.2 to benefit developers and content publishers. Some highlights:

  • AIR applications can now be deployed to more than 84 million smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS.
  • Thousands of applications have been created and made available on Android Market and Apple’s App Store to date. For examples of popular AIR applications for Android check out m.flash.com.
  • Over 20 million smartphones were shipped or upgraded with Flash Player 10.1 on more than 35 certified devices in the first six months following the launch.
  • With more than 6 million downloads to date and more than 150,000 users giving it a 4.5-out-of-5 star rating, Flash Player is one of the top free apps on the Android Market.

Also, Flash Player 10.2 is now available for Mac, Windows and Linux users with several performance enhancements. The biggest feature of this release is support for Stage Video, which offers much improved video performance by optimizing hardware acceleration on desktops, mobile devices and TVs. Test results show up to 80 percent CPU savings when playing back video in 1080p on Windows and Mac OS—and existing H.264 video content on the Web will benefit from Stage Video without any changes to the content. Stage Video support for mobile devices will be available on Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” and BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Adobe also announced that leading global publishers, like National Geographic, Dennis Publishing, Martha Stewart Living and Condé Nast, are using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite tools to create and distribute their magazines and newspapers on Android tablets. The Content Viewer for Android is available now for publishing customers through the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite pre-release program.

Flash Platform developments don’t stop at MWC – the year ahead looks bright:

  • By the end of 2011, Adobe expects more than 200 million smartphones and tablets to support Adobe AIR applications.
  • For 2011, the company expects Flash Player to be supported on more than 132 million units worldwide.
  • More than 50 tablets are expected to support Flash Player this year alone.
  • Using Creative Suite 5 tools, over 3 million Flash Platform developers can create content across many devices for both Flash Player and AIR.

Watch David Wadhwani, senior vice president, discuss Flash Player and AIR momentum in 2011:

Watch Danny Winokur, vice president, discuss Flash Player 10.2 including Stage Video and performance updates, and upcoming 3D functionality:

Are you in Barcelona at MWC, and taking video you’d like to share? Send us an e-mail and maybe we‘ll cut it into our highlight reel.

Our partners are busy with the Flash Platform as well. Check back this week for links to some of their news…

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14 thoughts on “Flash and AIR Momentum from Mobile World Congress 2011

  1. “Visit m.flash.com from your mobile device to download to your Android and iOS devices”

    I did access to the site by iPhone4(iOS4.2), but nothing can do. Could you please explain to me little more?

    • Thanks Sola.
      That wasn’t clear – so I made a change to the text to clear things up.
      m.flash.com is a Flash site and you can download AIR apps from there to devices that support Flash Player. AIR apps for iOS are available from Apple’s app store.

      -Matt

    • Hi Joe–

      Flash Player 10.2 will run on Android 2.2 and above. However, some of the new features in Flash Player 10.2 (such as Stage Video) are dependent on Android 3.0 (“Honeycomb”). On Android 2.2 and 2.3, we will instead default to our older video model. Hope this helps!

      Craig

  2. On my HTC Desire HD with Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1, I installed the Adobe Showcase apk from the Market and tried a few of the games from Mochigames (Kongregate was down, is there a way to store game or I’m out anytime the site or connection is not available?).
    First of all, all games starts by playing an video advert, but I always get a writing superimposed that says “This video is not optimized for mobile”, in fact the video skips frames all the time; I thought that these sites are optimized for mobile, otherwise why putting them in a showcase, right?
    Finally getting to play the game is a quit awkward experience, most of them play very slowly, especially when there a moderately complex animation, even with few objects, some other seems to be missing controls or just don’t work like Assembler Mobile 2 and some like Pigs on Ice don’t even load.
    I presume the purpose of a showcase is to show the best of what’s available, but in this case I’m a bit confused. Is there any special settings/setup needed to make this thing work properly?

    thanx

    • Hi -

      Sorry to hear the m.flash.com site appears to be having some issues in your HTC Desire. Were you trying to access m.flash.com from MWC? There were wireless/bandwidth issues that could have impacted the experience. Additionally, video “toast messages” (pop-ups) can happen based upon a variety of factors, including device detection, bit-rate detection, bandwidth throughput, etc. Have you done any further sleuthing in better connection conditions by any chance? Anyone else having issues with the HTC Desire and the m.flash.com site?

      Thanks

  3. In this blog when i open iaqm confused what the websites says .but after see the symblol flash i understand.the blogowner should some cjanges in this blog.The link tshare social sites option is also comfort but some changes should be done according to my thoughts.

  4. That wasn’t clear – so I made a change to the text to clear things up.
    m.flash.com is a Flash site and you can download AIR apps from there to devices that support Flash Player. AIR apps for iOS are available from Apple’s app store.m

  5. i really love the stage video part of the new player and this new push for more OS level operations really smart move from adobe.

    for the devs out there that want to play with stageVideo now that its out here is a video tut on integrating it.
    flash.livelytuts.com/archives/tag/stage-video

  6. Sorry to hear the m.flash.com site appears to be having some issues in your HTC Desire. Were you trying to access m.flash.com from MWC? There were wireless/bandwidth issues that could have impacted the experience.