Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 charge into the Android Market

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 charge into the Android Market

Adobe have released updated versions of their Flash Player  and AIR applications for Android, and both are currently nestling in the Android market, ready for your downloading pleasure.

Both apps will shimmy in new features and capabilities to Android handsets, and while we all know what Flash does, here’s how Adobe introduce Air 3 (which is currently enjoying a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in the Market):

Adobe AIR enables you to have your favorite web apps with you all the time. AIR apps run on your device without a browser, providing the convenience of a native app. You can learn more about AIR at http://adobe.com/go/airmobileinfo. See what the most popular AIR apps are right now at http://www.appbrain.com/apps/popular/adobe-air/.

Download size of AIR is compressed to 8.3MB. When installed, the binary is uncompressed to 24.4MB on the device and . You also have the option to move Adobe AIR to the SD Card. The amount of data that can be moved is dependent on your OS version.

New features breakdown

New Features in Flash Player 11

  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop)
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding (new for Flash Player)
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support (new for Flash Player)

New Features in Adobe AIR 3

  • Native Extensions
  • Captive Runtime Support
  • Stage Video Hardware Acceleration (AIR Mobile)
  • H.264/AAC Playback Support (AIR for iOS)
  • Front-facing Camera Support (AIR for Android)
  • Background Audio Playback Support (AIR for iOS)
  • Device Speaker Control for Mobile (AIR for iOS & Android)
  • 16 and 32-bit color depth
  • Game Controller API (AIR TV)

New Features in Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering (Player & AIR desktop + AIR for TV)
  • Flash Access Content Protection Support for Mobile
  • Flash Access Content Protection Enhancements
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • NetStream.dispose()
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop)
  • JPEG-XR support
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support
  • High efficiency SWF compression support
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support
  • Garbage Collection Advice
  • Cubic Bezier Curves
  • Secure Random Number Generator
  • Socket Progress Events
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying

Download ’em here:

Adobe AIR 3
Adobe Flash 11

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