Hang on tight as Adobe announces its newest Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to bring faster 2D and 3D gaming and video playback on your Android devices.

Compared to its predecessors, Flash Player 10 and AIR 2, the updated versions enable over 1,000 times improvement in performance for 2D and 3D graphics. The updated versions will reportedly deliver a smooth 60-fps graphics rendering for console-quality graphics on desktops, tablets, and even mobile phones.

Adobe recently told the public that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be publicly available this early October. These updates will introduce its new technology to a large scale of devices–from televisions, desktops, to mobile devices such as Android smartphones and tablets.

Tech blogs and sites have been whispering that the public release of the new Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 is linked to the upcoming rumored debut of Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, said to be launched some time in October or November.

Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 introduce Adobe’s new architecture codenamed “Molehill”–also called Stage 3D–that allows developers to use a mix of Flash, HTML 5, and native code in creating applications.

The updates offer premium online gaming by allowing game developers to instantly deliver 2D- and 3D-quality games into online game consoles.

Zombie Tycoon, Delta Force, and Taki Online are just a few of the games one can enjoy with these new updates.

Aside from gaming, the new updates offer high-definition video playback, bringing cinema-quality videos right on your Android phones.

The software also features AIR Native Extensions that allow developers to access unique software and hardware capabilities such as vibration control, light sensors, magnetometers, dual screens, and Near Field Communications (NFC), while allowing developers to integrate AIR applications with other business software.

And, for a more simplified app installation process, Adobe allows developers to automatically attached AIR 3 together with their developed apps.

With quad-core Android smartphones and quad-core Android tablets expected to start coming in by end of this year, and with more to come in 2012, the visual experience on portable devices will definitely be getting smoother and better with Adobe’s updates to its Flash Player and AIR software.

What games that use Flash Player and/or AIR are your favorites?

Alvin Ybañez
Android is arguably the most flexible mobile operating system. Period. I'm extremely passionate about helping Android users around world get the most out of their Android devices by writing how-to guides and tutorials.