Android News

New Adobe Flash update improves security and adds enhancements

August 10, 2011 | by Charles West

Android Apps


Adobe just delivered a new update to its Flash player for Android, bumping the version up to, which fixes security issues and adds feature enhancements for certain phones and websites. If you’ve owned an Android phone for a while, then you know it’s a no brainer to update your Flash player. Updating your player allows your browser to function the way it should when on certain sites.

Beyond the security enhancements you and I see pop up every few weeks, the update also includes this list of improvements, as indicated below:

  • Enabled NEON optimizations for OMAP4 (Cortex A-9) based devices.
  • Corrected an issue on the Samsung Galaxy S where H.264 video at resolutions of 720p and below was not displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where app packaging would fail for Android Apps using Flash Player in WebView that set android:hardwareAcceleration to True in their AndroidManifest.xml.
  • Fixed a crash on the HTC EVO that some users encountered with specific video.
  • Fixed an issue that caused video frames to stop rendering on long streaming videos (> 1 hour) on some Motorola devices.
  • Fixed an issue where touch events were getting delayed with games.
  • Fixed an issue where games on freeze when users exit from Full-Screen mode.

So go hit our trusty green button below to receive your update, if you haven’t already gotten it. And remember to report back with any positive or negative feedback you may or may not have from the update. Also, if you happen to be a nut when it comes to detailed specs, here’s the security specific fixes all outlined by Adobe.

Install app