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Good news for Android users! Flash 10.2 is here!

Adobe has finally released Flash Player 10.2 for Android. Its release marks the availability of Flash for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, Google’s OS for tablets.

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While Flash 10.2 for Android boasts performance enhancements that improve the experience on mobile, the thrust of this update is to bring Flash to tablet devices like the Motorola Xoom. Adobe says it has been working closely with Google “to ensure tight integration and optimization between Flash Player 10.2 and new OS and browser capabilities.”

The result, Adobe says, is an integrated and fully functional browsing experience. Adobe wanted to make sure a web page with Flash appeared on Android tablets the way it does on the desktop, in the way intended by the page designer.

While Flash 10.2 for Android 2.2 and 2.3 is a production general availability release, Flash 10.2 for Android 3.0 is a beta release. In the next few weeks, Adobe intends to release GA version of Flash 10.2 for Android Honeycomb that enables hardware acceleration and Stave Video support.

Support for Stage Video and hardware acceleration was added to Flash Player 10.2 for the desktop, which was released last month. Combined, these technologies should improve the playback of HD video video and embedded content on tablet devices.

Flash 10.2 for Android 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0.1 is available for download in the Android Marketplace.

For your information:

The Android operating system was the world's best-selling smartphone platform, beating leaders such as Nokia's Symbian from the 10-year top position!

At the present moment, Android represents 31.2% of the US smartphone market.

Mobile devices using Android includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC and Motorola.