Flash Player 10.1 includes a number of media quality of service improvements and is ready to take advantage of upcoming Adobe media servers that will provide new ways to deliver rich media experiences and create new business models.
With new HTTP streaming capabilities, Content Providers can use their standard HTTP infrastructure to stream media.
The Flash Player timer slows down when the mobile device goes into screen-saver or similar mode to reduce CPU and battery consumption on mobile devices. Flash Player will monitor and lower the SWF frame rate to provide greater processing power for rendering, which can improve content usability and conserve CPU utilization on resource constrained mobile devices.
This work includes performance improvements, such as rendering, scripting, memory, start-up time, battery and CPU optimizations, in addition to hardware acceleration of graphics and video.
Improvements in memory utilization and management, start-up time, CPU usage, and rendering/scripting performance benefit PCs as well as mobile devices.
Flash Player 10.1 provides support for use of native device virtual keyboards with Text Field support if no physical keyboard is detected.
A virtual keyboard is automatically raised and lowered in response to focus changes on text fields when editing text on mobile devices supporting a virtual keyboard to enable unobstructed and intuitive text editing.
The focused text field is centered in the visible region of the page and appropriately zoomed/scrolled to ensure it is not obscured by the virtual keyboard.