Flash Player 10 beta updated
Adobe this week has released Flash Player 10 beta 2, a new test version of its major animation plugin update.
The latest beta addresses a number of minor bugs and new features but is touted primarily for its speed on Mac OS X. The Apple platform has been characteristically slow in some browsers but runs at least three times faster in benchmarks thanks to a new drawing engine and hardware video acceleration, according to Adobe developers.
Version 10 also adds 3D effects, custom filters, and dynamic Internet streams that can lower or raise quality depending on the speed of the viewer’s Internet connection.
Beta 2 represents late development and should translate to a final release soon.