Adobe has a new version of its Flash Player available for Android devices, and this time, it’s thankfully not just a security fix.
Flash Player 10.3.186.6 contains a collection of compatibility fixes that, though they look to be a little specific in their scope, might just be the ticket if you were running into some unexplained issues viewing Flash content with a previous release.
If you ran into slowdowns when viewing really complicated Flash animations, the kind with plenty of vector elements moving on-screen at once, this release includes some optimizations that [...]
Adobe has published a new build of Flash Player to the Android Market, closing a security hole it recently became aware of.
Flash Player 10.3.185.23 for Android includes code to correct a cross-site scripting vulnerability that has the potential to be used to interact with websites on your behalf but without your permission. The chance of such an attack being targeted against smartphone users is remote, but there’s no sense in exposing yourself further when a fix is already available.
In addition to the scripting fix, this release also includes the fix from the [...]
Maybe Apple had the right idea by refusing to allow Adobe’s Flash Player on iOS devices.
Less than a month after the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Android Adobe has announced a critical security flaw (which they’re calling “CVE-2011-0611”) in their popular Flash Player app.
Versions 10.2.156.12 and earlier of Flash Player for Android include the flaw, along with versions for Windows and Mac as well. Although Adobe isn’t “aware” of any attacks in the wild, the fact that Flash is seeing so many security problems is [...]
Following the update of Flash Player for Android, Adobe has released an update for their Air engine as well.
Version 2.6 not only brings official support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but improvements for Android 2.2+ devices as well. These changes include improved performance, updated Android gesture support, improved handling of HTML content within Air apps, smoother video delivery, faster rendering and animation of games, and tighter visual integration between Flash and HTML content.
By itself, Adobe Air doesn’t provide much functionality. However, as apps written [...]
Just in time to meet their previously announced March 18th release date, Adobe just released their 10.2 Flash Player update for Android-powered devices. This release is a “final build” for Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread smartphones, but serves as a “beta” for devices running Android Honeycomb 3.0.1 (note the .1 at the end, which is required).
Some of the features of this update include:
+ Hardware accelerated video presentation for H.264 (Android 3.0.1+)+ Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine (Android 3.0.1+)+ [...]
Adobe can’t seem to catch a break! According to their security bulletin, “A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player (…) 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android”. Apparently there is a problem inside the Authplay.dll file that ships with virtually every version of the player. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are also at risk. “This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
As of this writing Flash Player 10.1 is the most current version of the [...]
Adobe recently updated Flash Player on desktop machines, and a similar update for the Flash Player for Android will be coming within the next several days. According to their blog, Adobe says Flash Player 10.2 will be available for download on March 18th, 2011 from the Android Market.
Just like the current version, 10.2 will require that you are running Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and that your device meets the minimum hardware requirements.
In addition to enhancements for smartphones, this version also serves as a beta for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets — but [...]
If you’ve used an Android phone with Flash 10.1, you know that the promise of the “full web” is thus far unfulfilled for the most part. While Flash generally works and can allow you to see more websites the way they were intended, performance can often be shoddy, with choppy video, slower page loads, and poor webpage performance if you’re loading multiple Flash elements.
Adobe has announced that the next version of Flash Mobile, 10.2, will utilize fewer CPU cycles, enabling higher frame rates and better quality for video. It also reduces memory usage, [...]
We were at the Motorola event at CTIA in San Francisco, California when Motorola had announced its business-centric Droid Pro, a world phone that packs in a front-facing one-handed QWERTY keyboard for ease of messaging. Motorola’s goal in creating the device is to hopefully help customers carry one unified convergence device that adjusts between work and play.
According to Motorola executives, consumers, prosumers, and enterprise customers are still carrying multiple devices–perhaps a lighter phone or smartphone, and a messaging or enterprise-ready device such as a [...]
For those of you who don’t know, Air is Adobe’s answer to Flash outside the browser. It’s essentially a framework that developers can program against to create apps using the programming knowledge they already are familiar with.
Additionally, since Air is essentially Flash, and Flash is cross-platform, once an app is written, porting it over to a new platform should be relatively simple. This greatly extends the reach of Flash developers, and allows their apps to be run on a much wider variety of platforms that conventional apps.
Air is available in the [...]
This is an interesting note. Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer just had a “secret” meeting with Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen to talk about a lot of things over an hour long conversation. I’m not really sure how secret the meeting really was since we’re talking about it, but according to The NewYork Times, a large portion of that hour was spent discussing about Apple’s current success in the mobile market, and how they should team up to give them a run for their money.
Quoting the report: “The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, [...]
First it was Flash, now it’s Air that’s coming to an Android near you. That much we know, courtesy of some comments that Adobe made at the Samsung Galaxy Tab event.
For those of you who are wondering, Air is basically Adobe’s way of letting you run a Flash application outside the web browser.
Why would you want to do this? I don’t want to say it, but I’m going to have to: Farmville. With very little work, Farmville (or Petville, Mafiaville, InsertYourTimeWastingThingHereVille and other Flash-based games) could be ported to run in an Adobe [...]
While this tip that Boy Genius Report had received is unconfirmed, it would make sense that Verizon Wireless may be discontinuing the Droid 2, which was first released late this summer as the first phone with Android 2.2 Froyo and Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile out of the box, in favor of the Droid 2 World Edition. The Droid 2 World Edition would essentially be the same phone in terms of looks as the Droid 2, but would bring support for GSM/HSPA alongside the CDMA/EV-DO support on the model that it replaces. The move would make sense as having two models in the lineup that are very similar [...]
Maybe Steve Jobs had a good idea keeping Adobe products off his portable devices, albeit for the wrong reasons.
According to a spokesperson for Adobe “A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android operating systems. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.” (emphasis added)
This is a critical zero day exploitable flaw in Adobe’s Flash which. [...]
While T-Mobile has just announced the HTC T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone, the carrier hasn’t announced pricing nor availability. That, however, is not stopping from big box retailer Best Buy from announcing its own plans for the G2. The Android smartphone will be offered from Best Buy Mobile for $200 on contract when launched on October 6th, with pre-orders starting today for the HSPA+ stock Android smartphone that comes preloaded with Android 2.2 Froyo and Adobe Flash. Best Buy also confirms the inclusion of an S-TFT display, signifying that HTC has made its official switch to [...]
Motorola’s latest advertisement is taking another subtle hit against Apple’s iPhone and iOS platform by leveraging the advantage of Adobe Flash support in its choice of Android platform for devices like the Motorola Droid 2. Motorola has been making subtle jabs at Apple in its ad campaigns; the last ad taken by Motorola poked fun at the iPhone’s reception issues.
In this current ad, Motorola uses a similar tone to Apple’s “There’s an app for that campaign.” The company asks, “Flash websites?” and then notes that “There [...]
While Samsung may be doing its best to promote the Galaxy Tab as the bigger brother, tablet edition to Galaxy S smartphone, the Android 2.2 Froyo tablet also does have phone features. IntoMobile’s Will Park was on-site at IFA to preview the device, and we’re not sure the average user would be comfortable enough to put a 7-inch slab to their face to make a phone call, but alas the feature is there in case you need it.
The device has a black front and white back and uses the same 1 Ghz Hummingbird processor that’s capable of decoding 1080p video. A [...]
Once rumored to be called the SmartPad, the Toshiba Android tablet is now speculated to be sporting a new name by the name of Folio, which is reminiscent to the Palm Foleo–a “smart book” that precedes its time as a netbook alternative.
The Toshiba Folio will be running Android and is expected to be an iPad competitor with a Tegra 2 processor that’s based on a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset running 1 GHz. The display on the Folio is expected to have a resolution of 1024 X 600, and there will be multiple radios, including Bluetooth, 3G, and WiFi b/g/n [...]
If you’re running a device with Android 2.2 Froyo and don’t have Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile yet, you can head on to Android Market to download the browser plug-in, which will give you access to most of the videos, games, and interactive Flash-based content on the Internet. In the case with Verizon Wireless with the original Droid, the OS update is now being pushed out for that device to get to Android 2.2, but the OTA firmware upgrade does not come with the Flash package built-in. Rather, the carrier is advising users to head over to Android Market to get Flash [...]
Our Verizon Wireless rep has informed us that the carrier has begun to push out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to bring compatibility with Adobe Flash, which has been long delayed, to the Motorola Droid. Users who update to Android 2.2 and would want access to Adobe Flash content would need to download Adobe Flash 10.1 from Android Market according to the rep.
“Verizon Wireless has begun pushing an update today to the DROID by Motorola (introduced November 2009) that will allow customers to download Adobe Flash 10.1 via Android Market. Flash Player 10.1 provides access to [...]
Skyfire, which for consumer intents and purposes, is a browser or browsing service that’s been a staple on Windows Mobile phones, and more recently on Android handsets, that supports streaming of Flash videos and other media-rich plugins that may not be natively supported on a phone’s platform. Soon, Skyfire may be headed to an iPhone near you.
According to sources from MobileCrunch, the Skyfire browser app may be submitted for App Store approval some time next work. The company recently got more courage for iPhone approval after Apple had relaxed its policies and [...]
After many rumors about an Android 2.2 Froyo release date for the HTC Droid Incredible update on carrier Verizon Wireless, the latest one says that the Droid smartphone will be getting its much awaited upgrade on 9/1. However, as rumors turn out, that one was quickly dismissed and users who were wishfully hoping that the Android upgrade that would bring Adobe Flash 10.1 support need not hold their breath and the waiting continues.
The rumored Froyo update is said to be bring not only a system upgrade, but will enable more advanced features on the Droid Incredible, like 720p HD [...]
Photoshop Express 1.3 for Android is the new version of the Photoshop.com app. This new version now lets users play back videos from their Photoshop.com online library, even in slideshow mode, and share videos in email.
Basic photo manipulation tools are included, but lack the staple auto color, auto levels, and auto brightness tools that make the desktop version of Photoshop so useful. Instead, various effects and borders take center stage. Brightness and contrast adjusters are present, but they are manual, not automated.
Unlike the stock Gallery app, sharing isn’t [...]