updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon October 3, 2011
Adobe to release AIR 3, Flash Player 11 tonight
At its MAX tech conference, Adobe promised that it will release Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 at 9PM Pacific Time (midnight) on Monday. At the same time, LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Flash-based apps using AIR to connected TVs and digital home devices. The latest code from Adobe will allow hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D graphics rendering using Stage 3D.
The new releases allow 1,000 times faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10 and AIR 2. This can result in 60FPS rendering and console-quality games, Adobe claims. A production release of AIR 3 will let users convert code to native apps for desktop platforms as well as Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS.
Samsung Smart TVs already support Adobe Flash and will continue after the new update.