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Adobe posts finished Flash 10.3 for Android, desktops

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Thu May 12, 2011

Adobe Flash 10.3 live for Android and desktop

Adobe chose Thursday evening to launch the completed version of Flash 10.3. Both the desktop plugin and the Android version (free, Market) bring noise cancellation for features like livestreaming or video chat as well as control panels and privacy controls native to the given platform. Mac users now get automatic notifications of new versions.

Requirements for Linux, Mac, and Windows users are fundamentally unchanged from 10.2 and can take advantage of hardware graphics acceleration if it exists. Android users still need at least Android 2.2, but tablet owners are urged to update to Android 3.1 when they can to get the best performance. Adobe also recommends these users jump to full screen to idle the web browser and get full performance.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Justin

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    Joined: May 2011


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    Happy Mac owner and iPhone owner here. Not interested in the Flash virus. If I wanted that trojan horse I'd buy an Android device, but I don't. So how about you guys stick to Apple and stop reporting on Android and its many viruses?

  1. Le Flaneur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Is 10.3 64-bit?

    Is Flash "square" (i.e. 64 bit) finished?

  1. apeman88

    Joined: Dec 1969


    did they remove the suck?

    doubt it...

  1. BigMac2

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Flash end of life

    after 15 years crapyness, it served well bad multimedia programmer and Ads content. It's now time to send Flash to computer museum.

    Flash was never stable in 15 years nor than secure, the only value of flash reside in it's speed to develop mediocre animation and interactivity with very very minimal programming skills.

  1. mrrwthird

    Joined: Dec 1969



    lol @ facebook_justin who was too retarded to put in a subject. Enjoy your privacy violations (see quiptxt, and the recent GPS violation in which *ALL* applications in a stock phone was able to access your locations), and your 30% surcharge on in-app purchases. You'll be getting ~25% less content compared to all other platforms because that money's not going to the app developer.

    Flash might be a bit slow (such is the life of a plugin -- it has to run through the browser to get to the screen), and it does have a few security flaws here and there... BUT SO DOES EVERY OTHER PIECE OF SOFTWARE OUT THERE.

    Have you ever bothered reading the patch notes of your favourite OSs? Is it possible to root / jailbreak a device? Then your security is at risk, because it's abusing a security vulnerability that can grant admin privileges without user intervention.

    Flash has almost never crashed on me, even when my system is under heavy load. Are you sure it's not your computer or OS that is incapable of playing Flash nicely? I mean, my computer's about 5-6 years old now, and it still runs most Flash content out there reasonably well.

    HTML5 will be the future, that's without a doubt. I do enjoy having the choice to see my choice of content if / when I feel like it. It's *MY* choice, as it is for justin or BM2's to remove Flash.

    and @BM2: isn't that the point? You're suppose to simplify things so that things become cheaper to make, and so that more people are able to express themselves? I mean, isn't that the whole premise behind the popularity of the i-devices -- except Flash development is targeted to a different crowd.

  1. mrrwthird

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh wait.

    Oh wait, justin never had the choice. My bad. He had to be babied and told "NO, FLASH BAD" by daddy Steve.

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