[UPDATE: Dean Gallea, Sr. Program Leader of computer testing at Consumer Reports, notes that some mobile devices with Android 2.2—such as the Archos 70, Archos 101 and the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 tablet computers—are not compatible with the new Adobe Flash 10.2 software. Adobe has the list of tablets that support the new software here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/certified_devices/tablets.html. —Ed.]
Adobe announced today that new Flash software (version 10.2) is now available for mobile devices running Google's Android operating system (version 2.2 or later).
The updated software improves functionality of and offers enhanced performance to the Android Web browser on smart phones and tablet computers. More important, the latest version for Android mobile devices also addresses a critical Flash security flaw disclosed lasy week by the company. (Fixes for computers and other platforms which use Adobe Flash have yet to be released.)
If you have a smart phone running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or 2.3 (Gingerbread) or a tablet computer running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), it's strongly advised that you download the new 10.2 version of Flash as soon as possible from the Android Marketplace: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer&feature=search_result.
For more information on protecting your smart phone, see Consumer Reports' Guide to Online Security.