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Adobe Targets 3D Gaming with Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

Adobe today announced the upcoming launch of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, promising "console-quality 2D and 3D games" delivered over the Internet to a full range of computers, mobile devices, and other connected appliances.
Dozens of new features in Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 allow developers to deliver a new class of gaming and premium video experiences, as well as sophisticated, data-driven applications with back-end systems integration across devices, including the iPhone and iPad via AIR. AIR native extensions add support for unique device features and native code libraries, empowering developers to freely choose the right mix of Flash, HTML5 and native code to provide powerful user experiences across PCs and devices.
AIR 3 is also bringing improvements to video streaming, offering the ability to stream full frame rate HD video within AIR applications for iOS via H.264 encoding.


Hardware-accelerated rendering of 2D and 3D graphics is said to see a 1,000-fold increase in performance over Flash Player 10.2 and AIR 2, offering animation of millions of objects at 60 frames per second for smooth video performance on computers and connected televisions, with support for mobile devices currently in a pre-release state. Other improvements include new support for content protection, rentals and subscriptions, as well as support for thousands of AIR native extensions to allow developers to increase the functionality of their software.

Public release versions of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will debut early next month.

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38 months ago

Every time I say to myself, OK now Flash is irrelevant, they come out with a new feature or set that makes them relevant again. It's still endlessly buggy on Macs. ;)


Hasn't Adobe buried that bloated zombie yet? Who the hell cares about Flash these days?

Adobe's eternal promises for 1000x "better" performance over whatever last version of its crappy software means nothing to any reasonable consumer, and even less to Mac users in general.

Once more, bury that rotten corpse and let us move on, please...

Flash IS DEAD.
Rating: 27 Votes
38 months ago
By console I assume they mean Playstation 1
Rating: 25 Votes
38 months ago

Does this mean we finally get flash on iOS?


Hope so, there is no reason why it shouldn't be an option for us consumers.
Rating: 17 Votes
38 months ago

Does this mean we finally get flash on iOS?


nope
Rating: 13 Votes
38 months ago

Hope so, there is no reason why it shouldn't be an option for us consumers.


Consumers do have the option, they can buy Android. It’s no different to a physical keyboard or removable battery, if those features are critical to a consumer then the iPhone is not the best mobile device choice.

It’s like saying I really need a four wheel drive, hybrid electric SUV. I see no reason why Ferrari should offer those options on their F450. They don’t and have no moral, legal, ethical or financial responsibility to do so.
Rating: 12 Votes
38 months ago

Every time I say to myself, OK now Flash is irrelevant, they come out with a new feature or set that makes them relevant again. It's still endlessly buggy on Macs. ;)


With Microsoft now on board with the try to use html 5 and not plug ins its just a matter of time when flash is not needed at all.
Rating: 11 Votes
38 months ago

Hasn't Adobe buried that bloated zombie yet? Who the hell cares about Flash these days?

Adobe's eternal promises for 1000x "better" performance over whatever last version of its crappy software means nothing to any reasonable consumer, and even less to Mac users in general.

Once more, bury that rotten corpse and let us move on, please...

Flash IS DEAD.


Is that your opinion or just because Steve said so? Tough talk = more Apple brownie points I guess. You give us real Apple fans a bad name.
Rating: 9 Votes
38 months ago
I bet this heats up my mac so much that it burns a hole in my coffee table.

And cuts battery life down to 10 minutes.
Rating: 9 Votes
38 months ago

Hasn't Adobe buried that bloated zombie yet? Who the hell cares about Flash these days?
Flash IS DEAD.


Are you in anyway related to LTD?
Rating: 9 Votes
38 months ago

Does this mean we finally get flash on iOS?


No, but you will get Flash exported to HTML5...
Rating: 8 Votes

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