Remember thesecurity flaw found in the Adobe Flash player for Android we heard about last week? Well, it looks like Adobe was quick to react and it has released an update to the player which addresses the exploit.
Flash for mobile will only become more optimized as time goes on and hopefully its reliability will increase as well. I’ve never actually had the Flash player crash on me, but that’s not to say it’s the most stable thing out there. We’re just glad to see that Adobe is quick to update its app as rapidly as it has been.
As more and more Android devices are either being updated to, or shipping with Froyo, Adobe needs to deliver a solid experience with Flash. It had been one of the most talked about features to ever become available on mobile devices and now that it’s available for some smartphones, the response is mixed.
Some users have had no problems with Flash, while others are having a less than fun time. It will take a while for Flash on Android, or any compatible mobile device, to run perfectly. With better hardware coming down the pipes, Adobe can take advantage of more processing resources and give the user a better Flash experience.
Even if Flash were much worse than it is today, which is really not bad at all, mind you, people will still use it. People want to gain access to more and more content from their mobile devices and even if it was to stutter through every video, there are not many other options you can go with. Skyfire is the only real alternative, but even that company has to make sure websites are compatible with their browser. Flash brings the user an unadulterated web experience, but if the updates keep coming and performance doesn’t get any better, people may move on and wait for HTML5 to ramp up.
So if you’re an owner of one of the few Android handsets out there that support Flash, go check the Market for the update. If you don’t have it automatically updating the app for you already, that is.