Adobe has announced that it will release Flash Player 10.2 for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices, as well as a beta version for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb tablets, on March 18th. The release will provide performance improvements and take advantage of the dual-core and GPU-enabled processors in phones such as the Motorola ATRIX 4G and LG Optimus 2X. The addition of a new soft-keyboard should make it easier for developers to optimize desktop apps for use on full-touchscreen smartphones and tablets, too. Adobe worked closely with Google on the new Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb update to add support for hardware accelerated, HD, H.264 video content using the Stage Video rendering pipeline. On Honeycomb tablets, Flash Player 10.2 will also offer improved webpage scrolling, and better support for websites that implement HTML content on top of Flash Player content. Unfortunately, these features won’t be supported on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) just yet, however.
It looks like the folks at LG have gone and hired themselves a mediocre video-production company and that guy who does voiceovers for MMA commercials. The company has put out a short video teaser, touting its “triumphant return to the smartphone market”, the “world’s first dual-core, multichannel” smartphone, and “something bigger” that is coming our way at Mobile World Congress. We’re not sure if this “something bigger” is the LG Optimus 3D or perhaps a new, tablet offering. Regardless, the short clip is awaiting your scrutiny after the break. Let us know what you think. More →