Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 Released [Features]

The latest and final version of Flash Player and Adobe Air has finally been released by Adobe Systems. Adobe Flash Player 11 is now available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android while Adobe Air 3 is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. This is a major release that includes new features like Stage 3D Graphics, Flash support for 64-bit OS as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance and device compatibility. Check the complete set of new features below.


New Features in Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering (Player & AIR desktop + AIR for TV)
  • Flash Access Content Protection Support for Mobile
  • Flash Access Content Protection Enhancements
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • NetStream.dispose()
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for Cameras (desktop)
  • JPEG-XR support
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support
  • High efficiency SWF compression support
  • G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) Support
  • Garbage Collection Advice
  • Cubic Bezier Curves
  • Secure Random Number Generator
  • Socket Progress Events
  • DisplayObjectContainer.removeChildren and MovieClip.isPlaying

New Features in Flash Player 11

  • Native 64-bit Support (Flash Player desktop) — Take advantage of native support for 64-bit OS and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support

New Features in AIR 3

  • Native Extensions
  • Captive Runtime Support
  • Stage Video Hardware Acceleration (AIR Mobile)
  • H.264/AAC Playback Support (AIR for iOS)
  • Front-facing Camera Support (AIR for Android)
  • Background Audio Playback Support (AIR for iOS) — Developers can now write multitasking iOS applications that can play audio while in the background, such as music applications or reliable voice conferencing apps with multitasking support.
  • Device Speaker Control for Mobile (AIR for iOS & Android)
  • 16 and 32-bit color depth
  • Game Controller API (AIR TV)

Read detailed Release Notes

Adobe Flash Player for Android can be downloaded from Android market.

Download Adobe Flash Player 11 for desktop at


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