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Adobe Unveils First Full Flash Player For Mobile Devices And PCs

Today, Adobe Unveiled First Full Flash Player For Mobile Devices And PCs.  Close to 50 Open Screen Project Participants Support New Browser Runtime for Multiple Platforms.

Adobe unveiled Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software for smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks, PCs and other Internet-connected devices, allowing content created using the Adobe Flash Platform to reach users wherever they are. A public developer beta of the browser-based runtime is expected to be available for Windows® Mobile, Palm® webOS and desktop operating systems including Windows, Macintosh and Linux later this year. Public betas for Google® Android™ and Symbian® OS are expected to be available in early 2010. In addition, Adobe and RIM announced a joint collaboration to bring Flash Player to Blackberry® smartphones, and Google joined close to 50 other industry players in the Open Screen Project initiative.

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Adobe Device Central CS4 Device Profile Update #5 Now Available Online….

image courtesy: www.flashdevices.net

Mark Doherty has written blogpost here on Device Profile Update 5 for Device Central CS4 which is now available for download. This latest device update for Device Central CS4 contains 36 new and some updated profiles bringing the total number of supported devices to 738. 

Here’s an overview of the new profiles:

  • DoCoMo Fujitsu F-08A
  • DoCoMo Fujitsu F-09A
  • DoCoMo NEC N-07A
  • DoCoMo NEC N-08A
  • DoCoMo NEC N-09A
  • DoCoMo Panasonic P-08A
  • DoCoMo Panasonic P-09A
  • DoCoMo Panasonic P-10A
  • DoCoMo Sharp SH-05A
  • DoCoMo Sharp SH-06A
  • DoCoMo Sharp SH-07A
  • HTC Hero for testing flash in the browser
  • KDDI Hitachi HIY01
  • KDDI Kyocera KYX02
  • KDDI Sharp SH002
  • KDDI Toshiba TS002
  • KDDI Toshiba TSY01
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5630 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Flash Lite 3.1
  • Nokia E52
  • Nokia N86 8MP
  • Nokia N97
  • Samsung I8910 HD
  • SoftBank NEC 930N
  • SoftBank Panasonic 931P
  • SoftBank Samsung 931SC
  • SoftBank Sharp 934SH
  • SoftBank Sharp 935SH
  • SoftBank Sharp DM004SH
  • SoftBank Toshiba 832T
  • Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart
  • Sony Ericsson C901a GreenHeart
  • Sony Ericsson T707
  • Sony Ericsson T707a
  • Sony Ericsson W518a

 All new device profiles would be available through the Online Device Library in Adobe Device Central CS4.  You can check the complete set of devices here.

Flash Player 10 On Android !!

Yesterday, the news was confirmed by Adobe’s CEO, that Flash Player 10 would be ported to Android platform and a Beta version of the player would be available by the end of October. Excerpts from the news release :

“We are bringing Flash Player 10 to smartphone class devices to enable the latest web browsing experience. Multiple partners have already received early version of this release and we expect to release a beta version for developers at our Max conference in October. Google’s Android, Nokia’s Symbian OS, Windows Mobile and the new Palm Web OS will be the first devices to support web browsing with the new Flash player…”

Read more,here.

This is interesting news and there are lot of people coveting to get Flash player running on their handsets. But there are few queries to address few queries like – will PaperVision3D kind of libraries be possible to use, considering the limited computing capacity of the device. Flash Player renders extensive support to 3D and lot of Game engines have been scripted in AS3. We will have to wait till the official release is made to know more on this.

Also known is the fact that porting of Flash Player to iPhone is also in progress <Read>. And quite soon, Flash player can claim to be truely ubiquitous platform running across PCs, handsets and consumer electronics.

What Are Your Favourite Features In Flash Player 10?

My friend Abdul posted this article “Which are your favourite features in Flash Player 10?” in his blog.

Flash Player 10 Beta Is In The Air!!

The Flash Player 10 beta (coded “Astro”), a newest version is now out in beta for you to is now available on Adobe Labs for download and test. This version has full of new stuff that should appeal to anyone who is doing any collective devignment (develop/design) with Flash because it spans things like text (finally, right to left!!), 3D, and new filters that you can create yourself with Pixel Bender. This release version has so many great features that we have all been waiting for a long time. Unfortunately we don’t have any tooling support for the beta yet, so if you want to dig in you’ll have to wait for some time from now.

Key New Features……..

Rich Text Layout
With Flash Player 10 we’ve exposed new text APIs that will let you create your own text rendering controls. We’re going to be releasing a bunch but if there are things you want to do, you’ll be able to create your own as well. We’ve now got support for bi-directional text, vertical text, and complex scripts along with new layout and flow options. This should meet and exceed what you can do in HTML today and with this release text in Flash Player will no longer be behind.

3D Effects

We’ve also added new APIs to let you create 3D effects inside of the player. You’ll be able easily create very interactive experiences inside and do animation of 2D planes in the 3D world.

Custom Filters and Effects
With the new Adobe Pixel Bender you’ll be able to create your own filters and effects to use and share with other Flashers. You can do all kinds of visual transformations and bring those into your Flash and Flex apps. It’s going to make for some very impressive interfaces.

Dynamic Streaming
We’ve now got the ability in the Flash Player to dynamically change the video quality depending on the bandwidth that you’ve got when you’re watching it. That means we can make sure that you’re getting the best quality possible on the fly. This is probably one of my favorite features in the new Flash Player.

More Hardware Acceleration
We’ve also added hardware support for bitmaps, filters, video, and blend modes. You can push all of the rendering duties for those off to the video card in the users machine which should give an automatic performance boost for a lot of very graphic-heavy applications. We also have an option that will let you specify an HTML attribute when you embed SWFs in the browser to “paint” that SWF using the video card on the machine. This means you’ll get a similar boost to the one you get when you go full screen for video.

File Access
Justin reminded me of the new File APIs which let you prompt the user with a File Dialog box and instead of uploading it to a server you can take that file and load it directly into the Flash Player. You’ll also be able to save content from Flash Player directly to the File system which opens up some cool possibilities.

There’s a lots of stuff in the Flash Player 10 and I’m excited to see what you think. The player team keeps packing a ton of stuff in. If you’ve got suggestions for Flash Player 11, let us know. And thanks for giving Flash Player 10 an early spin.

Follow these links to learn more about the new features of Flash Player 10 and launch the feature tour videos and Pixel Bender demonstration:

Final Note: My guestimate is that there’s an alpha in the adobe’s cupboard there somewhere already ….

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