Flash 10.2 coming to Android, Motorola Xoom March 18th

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Old 17-Mar-2011
Flash 10.2 coming to Android, Motorola Xoom March 18th

Motorola Xoom owners can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Adobe announced today that it will make Flash Player 10.2 available in the Android Market starting on Friday, March 18. It will be available initially as a beta release for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets, which requires Google’s 3.0.1 system update, but it will soon be available for smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo), and 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices that meet the system requirements. This, of course is good news for the Motorola Xoom, which got a lot of grief for not having Flash when it was released in February.
Adobe said the Flash Player 10.2 release will be in conjunction with Google’s first system update for Honeycomb, which should begin rolling out tonight. The update will have system patches and also support for the upcoming Adobe Flash Player 10.2 release next week. It will bring Honeycomb up to version 3.0.2, which Adobe says is required for Flash 10.2 to work properly, and will bring Flash player 10.2 for Honeycomb out of beta.
Adobe said its been working closely with Google to make sure the fusion is tight between Flash Player 10.2 and the new OS and browser capabilities in Android 3.0. Subsequent updates will follow this beta release.
Flash Player 10.2 will offer hardware accelerate video presentation for H.264, meaning users should experience reduced CPU usage and higher frame rates for existing H.624 video content, according to Adobe. Web page scrolling, as well as optimal rendering of video and HTML content, will also be improved thanks to deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine.
The update will also make clock adjustments for daylight savings time to correctly display calendar appointments.

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