Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 Now Available
We are pleased to announce that Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 are now available for download.
For additional information including detailed information on new features, please see our release notes.
Flash Player for Android 10.3.185.24 is now available for download in the Android Market. This patch includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-18.
You can refer to the complete set of Flash Player for Android Release Notes here: Release Notes.
We are pleased to announced the availability of AIR2.7. This release includes a number of feature enhancements, important bug fixes, and security patches, including:
- Install AIR Runtime to SD (Android) – This feature allows end users to install or move AIR runtime onto SD cards of their Android devices so they can free up storage space on the phone.
- Improved performance on iOS – We have made runtime optimization to allow developers to deliver higher-performance apps on iOS.
- Media Measurement – Measuring video just got easier. Using Adobe® SiteCatalyst® with Adobe AIR 2.7 or Flash Player 10.3, developers can implement video analytics for either standalone apps or websites with as little as two lines of code. Analytics solution providers can use a new set of open APIs to easily implement consistent video analytics irrespective of implementation or delivery protocol. Media Measurement for AIR and Flash Player allows companies to get real-time, aggregated reporting of how their video content is distributed, what the audience reach is, and how much video is played. Please note that Media Measurement is not yet available for the iOS packager in this release.
- Acoustic Echo Cancellation (Desktop only) – AIR 2.7 enables developers to create real-time online collaboration experiences with high-quality audio, such as telephony, in-game voice chat, and group conferencing applications outside the browser for desktop OSes. Developers can take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, voice activity detection, and automatic compensation for various microphone input levels. End users will be able to experience higher quality audio facilitating smoother conversation flow, without using a headset. This feature is available for desktop platforms only
- Enhanced HTMLLoader API – With AIR 2.7, developers will have more control over how clickable links behave in HTML content within a standalone desktop app. This feature will enable content publishers to achieve seamless weblink-style navigation directly within desktop apps such as magazine viewers and ebook readers.
- Interpreter Mode for iOS – This feature streamlines the iterative testing and debugging workflow by enabling the Interpreter Mode for iOS in AIR Developer Tool (ADT), which is part of the AIR SDK. Developers can use ADT to compile the code during the testing and debugging process for their iOS apps. It will dramatically speed up the testing and debugging process so developers can spend more time on improving the application, not waiting for compiling the code in every testing and debugging cycle.Install AIR Runtime to SD – This feature allows end users to install or move AIR runtime onto SD cards of their Android devices so they can free up storage space on the phone.
- Important bug fixes and security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-13.
You can find the complete set of release notes for AIR 2.7 here: AIR 2.7 Release Notes.
Flash Player 10.3.181.16 for Windows Internet Explorer is now available.
This release addresses an issue with hardware acceleration on some systems with Intel HD Graphics adapters when viewing SWF content in Internet Explorer 9. With Flash Player 10.3.181.14 installed, SWF content appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. A full detailed description can be viewed by the Knowledge Base support article.
A new AIR Android update is now available on the Android Market. This patch release includes the following bug fixes and security enhancements:
- AAC audio will now decode and play back correctly on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices.
- Ghosting and green artifact issue now fixed on Android 2.2 devices with the NVIDIA Tegra2.
- Security improvements described in the Security Bulletin apsb11-12.
For more information, please refer to the AIR Developer Release Notes.
AIR desktop 188.8.131.5260 release candidate 2 for MacOS and Windows are now available on Adobe Labs. New features include:
- Media Measurement
- Acoustic Echo Cancellation
- Enhanced HTMLLoader API
For more details, see AIR 2.7 release notes.
The Flash Player Incubator is also being updated today, highlighting new technologies and APIs that will provide further enhancements for performance, security, as well as support video and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions. See detailed feature descriptions on Adobe Labs, let us know what you think on the Incubator forum or report bugs.
Check out the following features:
Media/Real Time Communications
- G.711 audio compression for telephony
- H.264/AVC SW Encode for camera encoding
- GC Advice
- Socket Progress Events
- Pause/sleep/resume Events
- Disabling Reference Counting
- Secure random number generator
Additional features still available in the Incubator include:
3D and Drawing APIs
- Stage 3D (“Molehill”) 3D APIs
- Cubic Bezier Curves
For more information on these features, see the Flash Player Incubator release notes.
Flash Player 10.3.181.14 for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows and 10.3.185.21 for Android are now available. Flash Player 10.3 for Android supports Android 3.1 devices.
New features in Flash Player 10.3 include:
- Media measurement (desktop only with mobile support coming in a future release)
- Acoustic echo cancellation (desktop only)
- Enhanced privacy protection
- Security enhancements – see Security Bulletin APSB11-12 for more details
For more information on the new features and a list of bug fixes, see the Flash Player 10.3 release notes.
Flash Player 10.2.157.51 is now available for download on the Android Market. This is a production GA (General Availability) release for Android 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), and 3.0.1+ (Honeycomb) devices.
Flash Player 10.2.156.12 is now available for download on Android Market. This is a production GA (General Availability) release for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices and an initial beta release for Android 3.0.1+ (Honeycomb) tablets that include Google’s system update (from 3.0 to 3.0.1). Learn more about this release here: http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2011/03/flash-player-10-2-now-available-for-mobile-devices.html.
New features include:
- Hardware accelerated video presentation for H.264 (Android 3.0.1+ only) *
- Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine (Android 3.0.1+ only)
- Improved scrolling of web pages
- Support for instances where HTML and other web content is composited over Flash Player rendered content. Flash Player rendered content will continue to be placed in a separate window on top of HTML in the Android 2.2 and 2.3 browsers, as these browsers do not support the new Android 3.0 browser rendering model.
- Performance improvements designed to take advantage of the current generation of multi-core, GPU*-enabled processors to deliver Flash videos
- Automatic soft keyboard support
Adobe Flash Player 10.2.156.12 includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletins APSB11-02 (http://www.adobe.com/go/apsb11-02) and APSA11-01 (http://www.adobe.com/go/apsa11-01)
The release notes for Flash Player 10.2 can be found here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/895/cpsid_89556.html.
*These features have been turned off for the beta release of Flash Player 10.2.