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Motorola Xoom should get Flash Player 10.2 first

Adobe fine-tunes its timeline for releasing its latest Flash Player version to tablets. The Android-run Motorola Xoom is expected to get the software first.

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Adobe announced its plans for Flash Player on tablets in time for Mobile World Congress last week. Now the company is fine-tuning its earlier news.

Adobe stated in a blog post on Monday that it expects the Motorola Xoom to be the first tablet to receive Flash Player 10.2. This latest Flash Player update is said to significantly reduce CPU usage and battery use when rendering Flash content.

As with previous versions of Flash Player, Adobe will preinstall Flash Player 10.2 on some tablets and will offer it as an over-the-air (OTA) download on others. The timeline still won't be immediate, however. Adobe will release OTA downloads "a few weeks" after Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets land on store shelves.

In addition to Android compatibility, Adobe has also committed to making Flash Player 10.2 available for RIM's BlackBerry Tablet OS, the operating system behind its forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook.