11
Mar
adobe-flash

Remember that new version of Flash we reported on this morning? Yeah, well it's still scheduled to roll out on March 18th - one week from today - but thanks to BBCrackman from My Droid World, you can download a leaked copy of version 10.2 now.

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Just as promised, it (finally) includes support for Honeycomb, meaning you can now watch South Park, Conan, or any other Flash video on your XOOM. Artem and I briefly played with it on our XOOMs, but unfortunately, we discovered that the experience wasn't without its flaws - video quality wasn't exactly top-notch, some controls were hard to utilize, and no, Hulu still doesn't work.

On the upside, both of us were able to download, install, and use the APK on our XOOMs even though they weren't running the latest 3.0.1 firmware update.

Update: After receiving the system update to Android 3.0.1, we noticed that performance was drastically improved - video quality was much better, and games didn't stutter once.

As a reminder, Flash 10.2 also brings enhanced performance for multi-core smartphones like the Atrix 4G and the LG Optimus 2X, as well as automatic soft keyboard support and deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine.

Download

So what are you waiting for? Download away - for your convenience, we uploaded the APK to our own mirror where you don't need to register or wait 60 seconds:

Flash 10.2 In Action

Here are some pictures of XOOM + Flash 10.2 working on CBS.com and SouthParkStudios.com:

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Source: My Droid World

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Yeah, baby, YEAH! Xoom, Xoom, Xooming - eat this, iPad 2.

    • _Tetragrammaton

      iPad 2 has iSwifter for flash conversion. It's supposed to work really well unlike flash 10.2 on Xoom.

      • windhoarse00

        Spoken like a true Tetragrammaton clerk!

  • Tyler

    Is for xoom only? Or Samsung Captivate too?

    • guy

      Should work on any device I think.

      • Hans

        Any 2.2+ device at least.
        Works fine on the Galaxy S.
        Performance seems to be improved a lot, even though 2.x still doesn't get H/W acceleration for video.

  • loki

    Um.. of course your experience wasn't good.. the new enhancements require 3.0.1

    • Jake Weisz

      Yeah, can't expect perfect performance when you're using a leaked build on a version of the OS it wasn't meant for.

      • DanUK

        Did you actually read the article? You know, the bit where it said "... includes support for Android 3.0 ...".

        • willbrad

          DanUK - learn some facts before posting. They stated that they don't have the honeycomb update installed which is specifically released to support this flash release. Further to that, this is leaked so may not represent the final version..

  • eric

    Super cool thank you for the easy update.

  • windhoarse00

    Thanks a million! Even we can't use it to it's optimum level yet, I/we appreciate it big time! Every little bit counts. Right?

  • Marc

    I've installed the mirror and the original and neither of the two work on my Xoom?!

    • Marc

      Did a reboot. My Xoom is now Flash enabled!

  • Jake Weisz

    I should mention. I already *have* 3.0.1 as of a couple hours ago, and Flash 10.2 works beautifully on it.

  • Hands0n

    Installed to my Nexus S with Android 2.3.3 and it works a treat. No apparent issues with videos on YouTube

  • Recluse

    Would it not be safer to wait until the 18th for the official update?

    • guy

      It would also be safer to never root, install custom roms, and sit at home 24/7.

  • ari-free

    I hope you can be able to play Whizzball on it
    http://kids.discovery.com/games/puzzle-quiz/whizzball
    That's a really good game!

  • David

    I have Android 2.3.2. Just downloaded 10.2 Flash and now video's dont work. 10.1 had been fine. Any suggestions? Thanks