Adobe’s Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap Revealed

By | March 1, 2012

Adobe Flash Player 2012-2013 Roadmap RevealedAs some predict doom and gloom days for the Flash Player, it looks like Adobe has other plans and has now revealed its future plans for its widely used plugin.

Adobe Flash Player 11.2

Coming in Q1 2012, Flash Player 11.2 will expand hardware acceleration support for the older video cards, multi-threaded video decoding pipeline on the PC, right and left mouse clicks support and few other features

Adobe Flash Player Cyril (11.3?)

Coming in Q2 2012, Flash Player Cyril (version number is not yet specified) will offer an improved audio support for working with low-latency audio, keyboard input support in full screen and more.

Adobe Flash Player Dolores (11.4?)

Set for release in H2 2012, Flash Player Dolores will expand hardware acceleration support even more as it will support cards ranging all the way back from 2005 to 2012. Furthermore, it will support advanced profiling, ActionScript workers and couple more features.

Adobe Flash Player Next (12?)

It looks like the “Next” codenames are quite popular these days as Adobe plans a major Flash Player refresh sometime in 2013, which will include a refactored and modernized the current core Flash runtime and update the ActionScript language.


Interestingly enough, after Adobe Flash Player 11.2, Linux plugin will only be available as a part of Google’s Chrome browser distribution and can no longer be downloaded directly from the Adobe’s web site. However, it will still allow users to download security updates for the next 5 years.

For even more details, check the following .PDF file.

[Thanks Blake Sening, Ichann]

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  1. adumpaul says:

    Adobe’s Flash player built a lots of version.It may be useful.

  2. Rafael says:

    The Linux part is crazy!! :o

    • apád anyád says:

      As if they were deliberately forcing users to switch for Chrome from FF, Comodo, Opera, etc. But hell, Google must be paying pretty well it they managed to achive this.

      Or maybe it’s something similar to some other sh*t of theirs (though I doubt it):
      “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling
      Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the
      major app stores.  We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in
      the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset,
      browser, OS version, etc.)”

      • Rafael says:

        I just can’t understand…
        By the mentality of most Linux users I can only see them boycotting Flash more than using Chrome.

        • Sarjoor says:

          Boycotting Flash may not be too much of a problem, and Adobe probably knows Flash doesn’t have much of a future.  Apple is already boycotting Flash, and any mobile devices already don’t run Flash.  And Linux is only a 1% usergroup of all Web users.

  3. Sarjoor says:

    Besides, read the entire Adobe article linked to above.  Adobe will be supporting Google’s much better sandboxed, cross-platform PPAPI/Pepper plugin on Linux.  If other browser’s supported Pepper plugins, Adobe will make Pepper Flash for them.  I wonder if the webpage that says Mozilla is not interested in Pepper is still up to date?