Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Has Arrived for Desktops and Android Devices

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 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.


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About Emmy Huang

Emmy Huang is the director of product management for Gaming Solutions at Adobe. Emmy’s background includes working in engineering and product management on a range of digital entertainment technologies at Sony Pictures Digital, Liberate Technologies and Intel. She has worked on interactive toys, interactive TV, a digital media sharing service, Macromedia Director & Shockwave Player, and most recently Adobe Flash Player. Emmy’s love affair with video games began with Oregon Trail on the Apple IIe, deepened while programming simple BASIC games on the IBM PC/AT and was secured while conquering the Legend of Zelda for Nintendo NES at least four times. She doesn’t have as much time to play games now, but at least she can at least say it’s for work!

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    • @Jm Greyson, thanks for your comment. Adobe supports Google’s efforts to advance open standards such as WebM, and we have announced that we intend to support VP8 in a future release of Flash Player. No availability dates have been announced yet.

  1. I have been trying to download the Adobe Flash Player and I cannot get it to work, now… I need to know, how can I get this so called Adobe Flash Player to work on my DSi and all without it crashing on me and catching a bug! I had my unit for a minute now and I never had a problem and I don’t want any now!

  2. I am having issues with this version of Flash, all videos and flash contents are being displayed on the upper left corner of the screen, any ideas when will this be fixed?
    Is not only my computer but all Windows 7 with IE9 on my office…

  3. Mario, I am experiencing the same issue, on Win7-64 using the 32Bit IE9. Have you found a solution yet?

  4. Are there any plans to release a flash player that does work on nintendo devices?

    • Hi @Patricia — Unfortunately, the Nintendo DSi browser does not support Flash Player or any other files or programs that require a separate plug-in at this time.

  5. Thanks for the automatic Flash Player updater for OS X. I have a question regarding its workflow–it appears as FP is used in a browser the updater checks (apparently every few days) for a new version of FP. If there is an update available a window appears that allows a relatively seamless update for FP. However if I want to manually check if there is a FP update via the FP Preference Pane, it just opens this URL:

    without further explanation. This isn’t helpful for the user. Could this be streamlined by allowing the Preference Pane to invoke updates that act like the browser-invoked automatic updater?


    – Patrick