From today you need to understand that the Adobe Flash 10.2 will appear for devices running on Android Honeycomb, Gingerbread and Froyo.
We know that by now you probably know what this means: great performance for smartphones running Android 2.2 and Android 2.3, and here comes the fun part: the promise to increase the speed of Flash content and the battery life for the Android 3.0 tablets.
After 24 hours of spending with the latest build of Flash 10.2 for the Android there were some findings in this area and we did talk a lot with the company about release:
Boys and girls, Adobe Flash Player 10.2 can operate and you can take full advantage of it even if you don’t have a dual-core device. The Adobe VP Danny Winokur said that there are quite some performance improvements on earlier devices, too, and we did the test to make sure it’s true.
In the case of the Motorola Droid 2′s 1GHz OMAP3 chipset, I saw a quite noticeable boost in framerate when playing a Youtube trailer at 480p. Incredible results came in when the Nvidia Tegra 2-powered Motorola Xoom was tested, the video run perfectly amazing, and thought it’s worth mentioning that the tablet hat some problems rendering 720p content.
In the case of Tegra 2, Adobe added that the hardware rendering will be added in an upcoming release, meaning that 720p playback will become really smooth and reach an enjoyable level.
I like that with this latest Flash 10.2 the device is cooler and meaning that the battery life will increase as the CPU won’t be pushed to the maximum because of non-optimized Flash content.
Adobe found a solution to improve 720p HD video playback on mobile devices and it will require you to have Android 3.1 on your device. With Android 3.1 and Adobe Flash 10.2, 720p playback went smooth. I guess we’re going to have to wait until Google releases Android 3.1 for both smartphones and tablet t enjoy decent Adobe Flash support.