Adobe Retracts Claim Suggesting Lion May Lack Support for Flash Hardware Acceleration

flash player installerEarlier today, Adobe made waves with a statement in a tech note outlining issues with Adobe products running on OS X Lion by claiming that Lion may have dropped support for hardware acceleration of Flash Player content.

Adobe has now issued a correction retracting that statement and noting that OS X Lion does in fact offer the same level of hardware acceleration as found in Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

The final release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). The previous "Known Issue" described in a tech note suggesting that video hardware acceleration was disabled in Lion was incorrect and based on tests with a pre-release version of Mac OS X Lion that related to only one particular Mac GPU configuration.

Adobe notes that it continues to "work closely" with Apple on bringing a high quality Flash experience to Mac users. Apple has, however, famously tried to distance itself from Flash, opting not to include any Flash support on its iOS devices and dropping pre-installed Flash Player from its Mac machines. Apple has instead advised Mac users to download Flash Player themselves if they wish to have it installed, thereby ensuring that they are immediately running the most recent version of the software.

Top Rated Comments

addicted44 Avatar
127 months ago
WTF Adobe?

How in the world were they not sure whether hardware acceleration worked or not. it's like they downloaded Lion along with the rest of us.

P.S. Will be hilarious to see all this people bashing apple in the last thread respond here.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
127 months ago
Adobe has made themselves look like fools.
The betas for Lion have been out for a while.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RobBookPro Avatar
127 months ago
So in other words, adobe spent more time writing the tech note then investigating the issue. Yep, sounds like adobe.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac-Mariachi Avatar
127 months ago
no flash is The reason I won't buy an iPad

No flash IS the reason why I bought an iPad... well not exactly but I don´t miss it at all.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
John.B Avatar
127 months ago
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen continues to blame everyone but Adobe themselves for Flash's craptacular performance. Even then, they don't retract what they claimed until people dug into Lion and Flash and proved Narayen was lying.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dancogswell Avatar
127 months ago
Adobe, you're a ship without a rudder. Get your feces assembled.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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