Adobe Flash player to get GPU acceleration

Taipei (Taiwan) – Adobe and Nvidia announced to support GPU video and graphics acceleration for the Flash player running on “a wide range of mobile Internet devices, including netbooks, tablets, mobile phones and other on-the-go media devices.”

The two companies said they are collaborating as part of the Open Screen Project to optimize and enable the Flash Player to take advantage of GPU video and graphics acceleration.

It is promised to become a top-to-bottom solution and even work on entry-level Nvidia Tegra hardware and enable full H.264 video playback, Nvidia claims. According to the company, Tegra-based platform “enables the rich, smooth playback [users] expect from a desktop PC.”

For Nvidia, the announcement could be a noteworthy advantage over Intel’s Atom platform, especially as far as netbooks and their focus as web content viewing devices is concerned.