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Flash Player for Android - Android OS Tips and Tricks

Adobe Flash Player for Android devices enables enhanced Web browsing of expressive applications, content and video across devices for games, interactive media and web applications. Flash Player makes it possible to deploy SWF content on smartphones and tablets that have limited memory and processing. It also provides support for virtual keyboards with TextField support. Flash Player has been used on computers as well for many years to do the same type of thing.

Flash Player 10.1 was the first version to be released for the Android operating system and is always being updated and improved upon. It was first released for the Android 2.2 (Froyo) release of the OS. The first Android devices to get Flash Player were the Motorola Droid, Google Nexus One, Dell Streak, Motorola Milestone, HTC Evo, HTC Incredible, HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S.

Apple didn’t want to embrace Flash Player on mobile devices and thought it wouldn’t work so they refused to make it a part of the iPhone OS. Adobe proved them wrong though after releasing Flash Player for Android.

Flash Player receives regular updates and can also be updated from the Android Market. To find out which version you are running simply go to Settings and then Applications. From there tap Manage applications and it should be under the Downloaded section.

Flash Player

A nice feature that was improved upon for the final release of Flash Player is Smart Rendering that increases performance and battery life. Smart Rendering doesn't render Flash content that's not on the screen which saves system resources. Another feature is Sleep Mode that makes it possible for Flash to go to sleep when not in use for example when you switch to something else like a phone call.

So it looks like Flash is going to be around for awhile so make sure you install it on your device so you can enjoy the benefits of PC like web browsing on your mobile device.


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