As 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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