Adobe Systems this week moved Flash 10.1 out of beta, giving developers and consumers an opportunity to download and test drive its latest multimedia player app.
As Enterprise Networking Planet reports, the much-anticipated release will surely be viewed as a boon for Android smartphone owners and developers writing apps for the fast-growing mobile platform.
It will also be interesting to see how the app holds up on mobile devices, especially after Apple CEO Steve Jobs decried Flash as the No. 1 reason Macs crash these days.
For the timing being, Flash is persona non grata for Apple’s wildly popular iPhone and iPad devices.
Meanwhile, the debut of several new Android-based devices has stolen some of Apple’s thunder.
Adobe Systems this week moved its much-anticipated Flash 10.1 release out of beta and onto Google’s Android Market, making the full-function multimedia application available for all mobile devices running the Android 2.2 mobile operating system.
Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) officials said Flash 10.1 delivers smoother content with hardware acceleration and supports multi-touch and gesture controls, giving smartphone users the ability to quickly access and play online videos, games and other multimedia applications.
The transition out of beta testing comes at a time when Adobe and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) are feuding over the security and performance of Flash for mobile devices.