Flash Player 11 has just landed on the Android Market, bringing with it a potentially “new class of gaming and premium video experiences” thanks to hardware accelerated 3D and 2D graphics. This gives devs the ability to create console-quality games on mobile devices and as you can see in the video above, the early results are pretty impressive.
Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 take these even further by introducing Stage 3D, a new architecture for hardware accelerated graphics rendering that delivers 1000x faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10. It enables new classes of console-quality games and immersive apps, such as Tanki Online and Zombie Tycoon (see videos below). Stage 3D enables content that efficiently animate millions of objects on screen, smoothly rendered at 60 frames per second — the result is fluid, cinematic app and game experiences.
Other features now supported by Flash Player 11 include HD video conferencing, theatre-quality HD video, and native 64-bit optimizations. Adobe’s Flash Platform Blog has the full breakdown.
If you want to check out whether or not your Android device supports the new Flash Player 11, you can swing by Adobe’s Certified devices page to see the full list. You can grab Adobe Flash Player 11 from the Market now. You’ll want to make sure you’ve updated your firmware, and they recommend updating tablets running Android 3 to 3.1 before installing.
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