Flash Player 9 has 84.3% penetration as of March

Flash Player 9 has 84.3% penetration as of March

Summary: While the official numbers haven't been released yet, it looks like (scroll down for comments) the latest Flash Player survey puts Flash Player 9 penetration at 84.3% up from 55% in mature markets as of December. That's a significant jump and shows just how quickly Adobe can roll out new versions of the player.

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While the official numbers haven't been released yet, it looks like (scroll down, it's in the comment section) the latest Flash Player survey puts Flash Player 9 penetration at 84.3% up from 55% in mature markets as of December. That's a significant jump and shows just how quickly Adobe can roll out new versions of the player.

Part of this jump has to be due to the fact that MySpace is now requiring Flash Player 9 for its users, but 84.3% of the internet is not on MySpace. This is pretty close to the magical number that a lot of Flash shops have been waiting for before moving to Player 9. When they do this, it's going to mean big speed increases and better video quality across the board. It also means more people will be willing to look at Flex 2, which requires Flash Player 9. All this adds up to an increasingly positive developer story for Adobe.

Topic: Software Development

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  • Flash 9 for Linux is not complete

    First of all, I am a Flash-based technologies enthusiast and Linux is not my main O.S., but Linux users must be also the objective of any "Flash shop".
    One very important new feature of Flash 8 for many applications was "File Uploading".
    Well, if we think that the Flash Player 8 was never released for Linux, we should think that with the release of Flash Player 9 for Linux this and other features are now "in the market". But this is not the reality nowadays.

    Maybe when the Flash Player 10 will be released?
    mlinaje@...
  • re: Flash player

    Ryan, that's all I needed to hear....let the flexing begin :-)

    David
    davidmartinomalley
  • Removed Flash

    I had flash on my system but removed it because of the fact that it lacked a global volume control and because of the volume level I need to keep my machine for work some sites that I visited made my "Flash" experience extremely anoying since the sites would blare their advertisement. Because of this sites that rely on Flash for their displaying lose my business because I won't re-install on my work machine until it has a global volume control so that when you visit a site that is using it for advertisements it won't be blaring the ad at full volume (which is what it appears they want from responses I've gotten).
    Unc Al
    • ummm.....

      Why don't you just turn your OS volume up.... and lower the volume knob on your speakers?

      Do you really think Adobe is going to rush out and implement global volume... just because they lost you? Do you have any idea how much your missing? (Yes, I know there's a lot of junk and ads, but much of the video on the Net now is in Flash).
      unoriginal_sin
  • Flashplayer 9 sucks with compatibility issues

    Since i installed Flash 9 numerous sites with flash content crash my brwoser regularly (IE7 and FFX2, so browsers are not to blame). That means 84.3 % of all users can't see those sites anymore (Blinded by the light, I guess), just like that. And as Adobe issues its players/readers for free, there's next to no support for users in trouble. Time for those site owners to build pressure on Adobe. its their business that's on risk!
    hdn.de
  • Flash Player 9

    Have you found any solid solutions to the Flash 9 issue?

    You are correct, this thing is TERRIBLE and is wreaking havoc on my domain and users and myself. How can they set a program up that only the installer can run it. We have to install programs for many users/pc's and then the users can't user it?

    I am OUTRAGED at all the time I have spent dealing with this registry permissions issue. 3/4 of the time even after wiping everything adobe related it still doesn't work. Rebuild the machine and it STILL doesn't work. I need flash player but obviously 9 isn't going to work. Yet I can't find any place to get the older versions. Also now users who have Adobe 6.0 Standard can't get .pdfs to work in the browser either. And I did the research, tried EVERYTHING they said on the sites to fix and it just DOESNT Work. Obviously I am really frustrated.

    Thanks for letting me vent. But I need solutions too.
    Butwanna