Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile is here! Fully redesigned with new performance and mobile-specific functionality, mobile users will now be able to experience the full web — games, animations, RIAs, data visualizations, music, video, audio and more.
Flash Player 10.1 beta is already one of the top free apps on Android Market today and will be available as a final production release for smartphones and tablets once users are able to upgrade to Android 2.2 “Froyo.” Supported devices are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others.
Flash Player 10.1 was also released to our mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS. We expect FP 10.1 will be an over-the-air download and even pre-installed on some smartphones, tablets and other devices in the coming months. Stay tuned to news from your device manufacturer.
There are loads of partners speaking in support of this news – many part of the Open Screen Project. Click the link to read quotes and musings from some of them, including ARM, Dell, Google, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and others. Additionally, Intel, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments posted to their blogs, and Brightcove issued a press release in support of the news.
What’s new in Flash Player 10.1? You can get all the details from the Flash Player team’s rundown of the work that went into the new runtime. And here are some of the top things to know:
- It’s been completely redesigned and optimized for mobile, including new interaction methods that support mobile-specific input models, and support for accelerometer.
- With Smart Zooming, users can scale content to full screen mode. Performance optimization work with virtually all major mobile silicon and platform vendors makes efficient use of CPU and battery performance.
- New Smart Rendering ensures that Flash content is running only when it becomes visible on the screen further reducing CPU and battery consumption.
- Sleep Mode makes Flash Player automatically slow down when the device transitions into screen saver mode.
- Advanced Out-of-Memory Management allows the player to effectively handle non-optimized content that consumes excessive resources.
- Automatic memory reduction decreases content usage of RAM by up to 50 percent.
- Flash Player pauses automatically when events occur such as incoming phone calls or switching from the browser to other functions. Once users switch back to the browser, Flash Player resumes where it paused.
If you haven’t seen demos of Flash Player 10.1 on Android yet, check these out. You can also visit our demos page for more.
Google Nexus One
NVIDIA – Hardware accelerated HD video on netbook
Dell Mini 5 Tablet
NVIDIA TEGRA Tablet
Be sure to check out the new Flash Player 10.1 product pages and ADC content to learn more. We can’t wait to see what you develop!