Category Archives: Flash

All things Adobe Flash

Flash Player 10.1 for Android 2.2 Release Notes

This link is very useful in working out the changes in Android Flash Player, although a proper change log somewhere would be nice Adobe. Also, I think because I was using the default version of Flash that came with Android it didn’t offer to auto-update or indicate if/when a new version of Flash Player was available (whereas it now offers me that option now that I’ve searched and downloaded the latest version).

How is the average Joe supposed to realise he/she hasn’t the latest version of the plug-in installed?!? This is important, especially given the fixes that have apparently been made in the recent 10.1 minor releases.

Android Flash player version weirdness

If I visit playerversion.com in my HTC Desire Z’s Froyo browser it tells me I’m running “FL 10,1,123,425″, but when I navigate to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Adobe Flash Player 10.1 it tells me it’s version “10.1.92.10”.

I’m still relatively new to Android so this isn’t making immediate sense to me; either playerversion.com‘s JS need adjusting or there are two versions of the Flash player on my Android device. Or something else?!?

Edit: Adobe’s own version test page mirrors playerversion.com‘s findings. cisnky suggested trying a pure Flash-based version detection method, which’ll be my next move.

Edit 2: This Flash-based test mirrors the above; that the minor version I’m running is “123”.

Changing the User Agent on an Android phone

This posting on Lifehacker is very useful if Android’s tendancy towards bouncing you over to mobile versions of sites is annoying you. However, I noticed you can also play around with the Flash plug-in settings using this method too; switching between Flash 10 and Flash Lite (on Froyo anyway).