Adobe Flash Player 10.3 Beta Now Available

Today, Adobe released Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Version 10.3 allows you to directly modify Flash Player’s cache, privacy and other settings (such as microphone or camera) without having to visit a special web link to a webpage hosted on Adobe’s servers.

With the latest version of Flash a settings window that appears to be accessible from the Control Panel in Windows, and a prefpane in your Mac’s System Preferences. The panel includes an extremely convenient tabbed interface to switch between Storage, Camera and Mic, Playback and Advanced settings with options to delete private data, de-authorize a computer from protected content, and tweak the camera’s settings on a site-by-site basis.

Clearing out your Flash cache will be much easier in the new version, which is currently available for download and testing on Adobe’s website. These new user and OS-friendly settings will also be integrated into each browser’s own Preferences

Android, however, is also getting some love from Adobe, which added a plethora of new features and fixes to the platform. You’ll find that Android apps using browser plug-ins like Flash Player in WebView no longer need to set android:hardwareAcceleration to ‘True’ in their AndroidMainfest.xml for plug-in output to be rendered.  This was previously an issue on just Android 3.0+.

Among the bug fixes includes the fixing of a crash on the HTC Evo 4G that many users encountered with specific videos. It also corrects an issue on the Samsung Galaxy S where H.264 video at resolutions of 720p and below was not displayed properly. Furthermore, the update enables NEON optimizations for OMAP4 (Cortex A-9) based devices.

You can download Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for Android from the Android Market for free.

Looking for the latest software news and reviews? You’ll want to check out Google Announces Android 3.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Google’s ‘Music Beta’.

Via: Adobe