Flash Player 10.3 Out For Desktop and Mobile

20110513-095324.jpg Adobe has just released the final version of Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as Android.

The main highlights of 10.3 include media measurements for real time tracking of the playback of media content in Flash movies, acoustic echo cancellation for high performance voice communication applications, browser integrated privacy controls, native system control panel for the player, and auto-update notification for Mac OS.

You can download the desktop version of the Player from Adobe’s website, the Android version of the Player can be found on the Android Marketplace.

Adobe CS5.5 Now Out

For those who missed this, Adobe has now released Creative Suite 5.5 which can be purchased from their website at Adobe.com. Trial version of the CS5.5 are also available. CS5.5 focuses on the development of mobile applications and the portability of apps on all popular operating systems such as Android and iOS.

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium

Adobe has just announced the new Creative Suite 5.5, a new mid-cycle upgrade to CS5. The new version of the Creative Suite will have significant updates to Flash Professional, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, and Dreamweaver. The updates seem to focus on mobile and tablet platform and the cross-development of mobile applications across Android, iOS, and other modern mobile operating systems. The new updates seem to be restricted to the mobile development application and no updates were made to Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks.

A very interesting announcement is the available of CS5.5 through a monthly or annual subscription method instead of paying the full price for a permanent license.

The new CS5.5 Web Premium is expected to be released next month. You can learn more about it at Adobe’s official website.

Adobe AIR 2.6 Released with Major iOS Updates

Adobe has just released version 2.6 of its AIR SDK and runtime. This version of Adobe AIR now supports iOS microphone, camera, multitasking, StageWebView Class to enable embedding web pages in iOS applications, access to soft keyboard configuration, Retina Display, and also provides enhanced performance. In addition to all these iOS enhancements, AIR 2.6 provides support for Amazon Android Market, on-device debugging over USB for Android, enhanced text support on Android, and a few other updates on the desktop version of AIR, too.

All these new features of Adobe AIR 2.6 can currently only be used through the AIR Development Tool as no update has been made to Flash CS5 authoring tool.

You can download the AIR 2.6 SDK and runtime from here.

Flash Player 10.3 Beta

Adobe recently released the new beta version of Flash Player 10.3, the next update of the desktop Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux. The main highlights of 10.3 is the introduction of media measurements for real time tracking of the playback of media content in Flash movies, acoustic echo cancellation for high performance voice communication applications, browser integrated privacy controls, system native control panel for the player, and auto-update notification for Mac OS.

You can learn more about Flash Player 10.3 and download the beta version of it on Adobe Labs.

Flash Player 10.2 Released

The Red Logo of the Flash Platform Adobe finally released the new Flash Player 10.2 to the public for the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.  The main highlight of the new version of the Player is the introduction of the  StageVideo class which greatly improves the display of GPU accelerated video, as well as new API for customizing native mouse cursors, support for full screen with multi-screens, and Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support. To learn more about the new version of the Player you can read this article at Adobe Flash Player Team Blog and you can download the Player from here.

Flash CS5 AIR 2.5 Extension Released

Another beta release from Adobe’s MAX conference is the new AIR 2.5 extension for Flash Professional CS5, this extension allows developers to target the recently released AIR Runtime on Android devices, as well as well Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. You can download the pre-release of this extension at Adobe Labs.

New Flex SDK, Flash Builder, and Flash Catalyst Betas Released

Adobe just released new betas of its upcoming versions for the Flex SDK (Hero), Flash Builder (Burrito), and Flash Catalyst (Panini), besides the new focus on food names, the new version of these applications focus on mobile development (along with new mobile navigation friendly components), multi-screen projects and enhancing the designer-developer workflow. You can download all the new betas of these applications from the Adobe Labs.

New Version of Adobe Air LaunchPad Released

Adobe AIR LaunchPad is a free AIR application made by Adobe to help Flex developers create new AIR documents with the basic capabilities they need to have included in their applications. Version 2 of LaunchPad adds the ability to create AIR mobile applications in addition to desktop applications. You can learn more about LaunchPad and download it for free at Adobe Labs.

Adobe Release 64-bit Flash Player Beta

You can now download the new beta for the 64 bit version of the Flash Player for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The releases addresses the requests made by the Linux community and is also supposed to to feature significantly enhanced improvement in IE9. You can download it via this link.

[via theFlashBlog]