Today, we announced the immediate availability of Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, MacOS and Linux desktop platforms plus support for Android devices (including Android 3.1 support). You can download the latest version from Adobe.com for desktops or on Android Market for Android devices.
The latest Flash Player enhancements include improved stability, stronger security and user privacy protection, and new desktop audio/video capabilities for businesses and developers. For details about these new capabilities and more, check out the Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Team Blog post. We’ve also posted more feature information and a list of bug fixes as part of the Flash Player 10.3 release notes.
Given the recent rollout of Android 3.1, users of tablets running “Honeycomb” (Android 3.0) can take advantage of performance improvements introduced in Flash Player 10.2. To learn about how Google’s “Honeycomb” update optimizes Flash Player 10.2 content, read our previous Flash Platform Blog post.
The Flash Player Incubator is also being updated today, showcasing new technologies and APIs that will provide stronger performance and security enhancements, as well as support for video and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions. We welcome your feedback on the Incubator forum and you can report any Flash Player bugs online.
Lastly, one of the first Incubator technologies – formerly known as “Molehill” – will now officially be called Stage 3D. It’s a new model of 2D and 3D rendering developed by Adobe and supported with a new Stage 3D API. This new set of low-level GPU-accelerated APIs enable advanced 2D and 3D capabilities across desktops, mobile devices and TVs—providing developers with the flexibility to leverage GPU hardware acceleration for significant performance gains. The initial community response has been positive and we’re very excited to hear more from the community as they start working the Stage 3D API. Computer Graphics World recently designated “Molehill” as a Silver Edge Award winner in its April 2011 print issue, stating, “Using the new 3D APIs in Adobe Flash Player and AIR will make it possible to deliver sophisticated 3D experiences across almost every computer and device connected to the Internet.”
For more information about today’s announcement, visit the Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Team Blog. We hope you enjoy the new features and capabilities in Flash Player 10.3 on desktops and Android devices. Let us know what you think about Flash Player and Incubator updates by providing feedback on Adobe Forums.