yet available as
announced in June this year, Adobe Systems today unveiled its new Adobe
Flash Player 10.1 for Smartphones, Smartbooks, Netbooks, PCs and other
Internet-connected devices, allowing content created using the Adobe Flash
Platform to reach users wherever they are. A public developer beta of the
browser-based runtime is expected to be available for Microsoft
Palm webOS and
desktop operating systems including Windows, Macintosh and Linux later this
year. Public betas for Google
Android and Nokia
Symbian OS are
expected to be available in early 2010. In addition, Adobe and RIM announced a
joint collaboration to bring Flash Player to Blackberry smartphones.
Above, two Flash Player 10.1 demo videos.
On the left Flash Player 10.1 running on Windows Mobile, on the right Flash
Player 10.1 running on webOS.
Flash Player 10.1 is the first consistent runtime release of the Open Screen
Project that enables uncompromised Web browsing of expressive applications,
content and high definition (HD) videos across devices. Using the productive Web
programming model of the Flash Platform, the browser-based runtime enables
millions of designers and developers to reuse code and assets and reduce the
cost of creating, testing and deploying content across different operating
systems and browsers. Flash Player 10.1 is easily updateable across all
supported platforms to ensure rapid adoption of new innovations that move the
"We are excited to join Adobe and other industry leaders in the Open
Screen Project," said Sundar Pichai, vice president of Product Management at
Google. "This initiative supports our common goal to move the Web forward as
a platform and to spur innovation in the industry through technology such as
"Adobe Flash technology provides a key experience on new Windows phones,
enabling people to enjoy rich Flash based games, videos and other
interactive Web content on the go," said Stephanie Ferguson, general
manager, Product Management, Microsoft Corp. "We look forward to bringing in
the new capabilities of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to the Windows phone browser
when it becomes available."
The browser-based runtime leverages the power of the Graphics Processing Unit
(GPU) for accelerated video and graphics while conserving battery life and
minimizing resource utilization. New mobile-ready features that take advantage
of native device capabilities include support for multi-touch, gestures, mobile
input models, accelerometer and screen orientation bringing unprecedented
creative control and expressiveness to the mobile browsing experience. Flash
Player 10.1 will also take advantage of media delivery with HTTP streaming,
including integration of content protection powered by Adobe Flash Access 2.0.
This effort, code-named Zeri, will be an open format based on industry standards
and will provide content publishers, distributors and partners the tools they
need to utilize HTTP infrastructures for high-quality media delivery in Flash
Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 software.
Cheers ~ Arne