Adobe Flash Player 20 has been released and is available for download and testing. The latest release has been codenamed as Rankin. The new Flash Player 20 includes enhancements and bug fixes related to performance, security, stability and device compatibility. The fixes are for both Flash Player 20 and Adobe Air 20.
Normally if you have Flash Player installed on your computer and have automatic updates enabled, the new version will be installed automatically when the final version of Flash Player 20 is released. But if you want to go a step ahead, then you can download and install the latest beta versions of the Flash Player installer.
Before we discuss the latest enhancements and security fixes in Flash Player 20, let’s go through the direct download links to its offline installers.
Download Flash Player 20 for Internet Explorer (Windows EXE installer)
Download Flash Player 20 for Firefox based Browsers (Windows EXE installer)
Download Flash Player 20 for Chrome based Browsers (Windows EXE installer)
Download Flash Player 20 for Safari and Firefox based Browsers (Mac OS X DMG installer)
Download Flash Player 20 for Chrome based Browsers (Mac OS X DMG installer)
Download Flash Player 20 stand alone installer for Windows 32-bit
Download Flash Player 20 stand alone installer for Mac 32-bit
The direct download links have been removed on Adobe’s request. If you are on the same system on which you want to install Flash Player, you may directly click on the following link to get the latest Flash Player installer.
Please note that ActiveX component of Flash Player 20 is not compatible with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. This means that you can install Flash Player 20 for Google Chrome and Firefox while Internet Explorer will get the Flash update through Windows Update only.
Features and Enhancements
Android SDK Upgrade
From now on, any Android application which is using with Air 20 or Flash 20 will be packaged with the latest Android Kit i.e., 24.3.4 and it will not be compatible below Android 4.0. The applications using previous versions of Flash or Air will keep working fine.
Android TV Support
The latest Flash/Air 20 have support for Android TV. Now the developers can develop applications that are compatible with Android TV.
SecureSocket API Support for iOS
In this release, the developers will be able to make socket connections using SSL and TLS. The supported encryption protocol versions are SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and higher.
Fixed issues in Flash Player 20
Some of the issues that were present previously and are fixed in Flash Player 20 are as follows:
Flash content freezes when user inputs multitouch on a 4k multitouch screen on Windows 10 Edge Browser
The candidate window displayed at wrong position when input some CCJK characters on Windows 10 Edge Browser
Embedded Flash objects stop working in SMART Notebook
Uninstalling Flash Player 20
If you are not satisfied with this release of Flash Player 20, you can uninstall this build using the method given below: