We have seen many “incarnation” of the Flash Player since the Flash Player 10 release a few years ago – 10.1, 10.2, 10.3. Now it’s time for something new…
Adobe launches Flash Player 11, quite an unexpected launch since in the past new versions of Flash Player were released with the releases of Flash Professional (Creative Suite).
This is another news straight from Adobe MAX in the US. If you haven’t been to the MAX, or if you haven’t heard about it, it is a yearly event by Adobe that takes place in the US. It used to take place in Europe as well until around 2005 or 2006, but not any more. Nowadays, it is US only.
Together with Flash Player 11, Adobe released AIR 3. There are many new features in Flash Player 11. Here are just some of them:
- hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics rendering through Stage 3D, which will be available on Mac OS, Windows and connected televisions (no mention of Linux though),
- Flash Player can now take advantage of native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux®, Mac OS, and Windows®,
- H.264/AVC software encoding for cameras,
- Content protection support for mobile,
and many more.