Adobe officially announces GPU-accelerated Flash Player 10.1

October 5, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Adobe FlashAdobe has finally got round to announcing that the latest Flash player 10.1 will pretty much work on pretty much most mobile devices. On the netbook side of things, Adobe has partnered with Nvidia to enable hardware acceleration of the flash player. Adobe has said that a beta of Flash Player 10.1 is expected by the end of the year.

What this means is that HD flash content from YouTube, Hulu & BBC iPlayer should work stutter-free on Nvidia ION-powered netbooks or Tegra-powered smartbooks. Nvidia ION netbooks coming out by the year-end includes the Samsung N510, HP Mini 311 and Lenovo Ideapad S12.

Adobe has also partnered with Qualcomm to get flash working on its Snapdragon chipset. This should hopefully mean a smooth flash experience on smartbooks too. Check out a few video demos of the new flash player in action after the jump.


285 Responses to “Adobe officially announces GPU-accelerated Flash Player 10.1”

  1. Bob said:
    October 6th, 2009 2:46 AM

    This is cool. Would like to believe 2GB RAM may be a requirement for this.