Adobe is working on new versions of Flash Player and Air that could bring some compelling gaming and video features to the table. So compelling, you may even be tempted to install the oft-bloated apps on your computer.
Yesterday, Adobe wrote of its suspicions that OS X Lion has had Flash Player hardware acceleration disabled, which could be why Flash is proving to be a bit buggy. They've since retracted what they said, writing:
Verizon Wireless is pushing out a software update for Motorola Xooms today, which will allow users to download Flash Player 10.2 from the Android Market when it becomes available next Friday, the 18th of March. The update also includes clock adjustments for daylight savings time. [Verizon]
Mac users can now stop being jealous that Windows fans are enjoying hardware-accelerated video decoding because the updated Adobe Flash Player finally brings GPU decoding to OS X. [Adobe via Bite Array via Lifehacker]
After all the talk of Flash Player 10.1 and what it does to gadgets' battery lives, the folks at FlashMobileBlog decided to take the old-fashioned approach to finding out how the Google Nexus is affected: Playing a lot of videos.
The PWN 2OWN contest, as we all know, saw the Mac OS X weed crumble first, with Vista following soon after. Ubuntu was the only OS that was impenetrable to attack, but news is surfacing that Vista should have had a longer lifeline, if only Adobe had patched the flaw they knew about all along.
Despite Steve's "HELL NO!", Adobe is developing a Flash player for the iPhone. Adobe's CEO, Shantanu Narayen said to the WSJ that they have evaluated the software developer tools and they think they can develop an iPhone Flash player on their own. A Flash player plug-in for Safari, however, would be much more…
Toshiba is not giving up in the futile war to kill the iPod, with marketing goons pushing even more semi-different Gigabeat models on us, the P5S and P10. These flash memory-based babies are trying to build on the slight success of the P5 "CanCam" edition.