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RIM Explains What PlayBook OS Update Means to Devs


I am still trying to figure out what the benefit of Flash 10.3 and AIR 2.7 bring to the BlackBerry PlayBook in last nights update. I am assuming newer version numbers are better but the change log for AIR and Flash don’t really have much in terms of details for the PlayBook. From what I can tell there are some possible video improvements in Flash if devs are using a Stage compatible player but I am not sure how many sites are using one.

Still RIM has performed a decent attempt of stating what the updates mean for developers on their DevBlog. Beyond the fact that you can now compile apps against AIR 2.7 I am at a loss. If you can figure out what they are saying let me know in the comments.

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  1. This update provides compatibility to latest Adobe Air, Flex and Flash technology and so far whatever versions of the builder, it should work and work better.

    I note that the touch area of your finger is decreased in this OS update, it means you have to touch more accurate than before. Plus, some apps/games are running faster and smoother but some are still lagging and no better performance at all.

    I really hope there will be better compatibility in the future updates which could give us faster rending in both HTML5 and Flash.

  2. Which is it, Air 2.7 or 3.7?

  3. This update basically helps with the web browsing, games and apps and to assist with Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 update making it easier for developers to test out and build there apps to ensure everything is running effectively…..

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