Adobe has released Flash Player 10.2 for Google Android, with support for Android 2.2 and up. This is the first version of Flash to add beta support for Google Android 3.0.1, meaning it supports tablets running the latest version of Google Android Honeycomb including the Motorola XOOM.
Flash Player 10.2 is also optimized for devices with multi-core processors, which should allow for smoother video and gaming performance on smartphones with dual core chips such as the Motorola Atrix 4G, which has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. Adobe says users with single core chips should also see slight gains in performance.
Adobe Flash Player for Android still doesn’t support hardware graphics acceleration, which means even the fastest phones and tablets can’t yet support HD video playback, but according to Engadget Adobe plans to issue an update in a few weeks that will allow you to watch 720p HD video on the Motorola XOOM tablet and other devices with supported hardware.
Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is available as a free download from the Android Market. If you have Flash Player 10.1 installed, you should be prompted to apply the free update. While the download link may say Flash 10.1, it just looks like the description on the web-based version of the Android Market hasn’t been updated yet.
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