Flash 10.2

Flash Exploit can nail early versions of Android

Adobe has announced a critical vulnerability in Flash Player 10.2.153.1 and earlier versions which may, and we do underscore MAY, affect early versions of the Android OS. The vulnerability causes a crash and could also allow a savvy attacker to take control of affected systems. It is usually triggered by an infect .swf file embedded into a Microsoft Word document delivered as an email attachment. Now, granted, this is going to be rare for the Android platform but Adobe felt it important enough to mention that early versions of the Bot OS may be affected.

Opera Mobile & Mini Browsers get updated for Android, Reviewed on Xoom

The makers of the popular Opera browser have been busy making their browser quick, stable, and silky smooth. Lately they have included some huge changes that are sure to make things interesting in the Android browser wars. Today Opera has updated both versions and are available in the Android Market. Huge improvements such as hardware acceleration make Opera Mobile extremely smooth. We have some hands-on with the Motorola Xoom below.

Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM “within a few weeks”

Verizon's confirmation that the Motorola XOOM wouldn't ship with Flash Player support was yesterday's Honeycomb disappointment, but according to Adobe we shouldn't have to wait too long. In a new post on the official Flash blog, Adobe's Matt Rozen confirms that "Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets" together with "as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom." Considering the XOOM is expected to go on sale this coming Thursday, February 24, that suggests Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb is on course for a release in mid-March. A few weeks without the support, then, but nowhere near as long as iPad owners have been waiting.

Motorola XOOM won’t get Flash support until Spring 2011

The Motorola XOOM may be shaping up to be the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to reach the market, but it won't be bringing all of its features from the start. According to a tiny disclaimer at the bottom of Verizon's listing for the slate, the XOOM won't have Adobe Flash support until Spring 2011. Adobe had already said that it was working on Flash Player 10.2 for Honeycomb, so it seems that Android 3.0 won't launch with Flash Player 10.1 as is available for current Android smartphones. Considering Flash support is an oft-cited advantage of Android over iOS on the iPad, that decision could well come back to haunt Adobe, Google and OEMs. [vms 3b03ae6d3f8540cd6362] [via Engadget]

Adobe: Flash 10.2 coming to Android

Adobe announced at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona today that source code for Adobe Flash 10.2 has been released to tier one developers and should make it's way to Android smartphones and tablets within the next few weeks.  That's moving at a pretty fast pace considering that 10.2 had only been launched on Windows and Mac nearly at the same time.  Adobe representatives also said that Android smartphones and tablets using dual-core processors will see the greatest benefit including HD video at 30 frames per second.