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Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile Announced

Adobe Systems has announced release of Flash Player 10.1 for mobile platforms. Redesigned from the ground up with new mobile-specific features, Adobe says that Flash Player 10.1 brings the full web across desktops and devices.

New mobile-specific features include:

  • Support for multi-touch, gestures, and mobile input models (sending complex commands to devices)
  • Support for accelerometers, which lets users view Flash content in landscape and portrait mode.
  • Smart Zooming lets users scale content to full screen mode delivering immersive application-like experiences from a web page.
  • Smart Rendering ensures that Flash content is running only when it becomes visible on the screen further reducing CPU and battery consumption.
  • With Sleep Mode, Flash Player automatically slows down when the device transitions into screen saver mode.
  • Advanced Out-of-Memory Management allows the player to effectively handle non-optimized content that consumes excessive resources, while automatic memory reduction decreases content usage of RAM by up to 50 percent. Flash Player pauses automatically when events occur such as incoming phone calls or switching from the browser to other device functions. Once users switch back to the browser, Flash Player resumes where it paused.

Operating system support includes:

  • Android OS.
  • Symbian OS.
  • Windows Phone 7 Series.
  • webOS.
  • BlackBerry.
  • MeeGo.
  • LiMo

Device manufacturers which have announced support for Flash Player 10.1 include ARM, Motorola, Dell, RIM, Samsung, Google, HTC, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, and Brightcove, among others. Upgrade mechanisms will vary by device and device manufacturer.

The desktop version of Flash Player 10.1 for Windows, Mac OS and Linux is available on at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

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