Flash Player 12.0 and AIR 4.0 Release Notes

Welcome to Adobe® Flash® Player 12.0 and Adobe AIR 4.0!

Last Updated: December 17th, 2013

Code-named “Jones”

Announcement: We are moving to a rapid beta release cycle using “Background Update“. We encourage you to subscribe so you can get the latest and the greatest Flash Player without a single mouse click. You may also subscribe to our Twitter channel @FlashPlayerBeta to stay on top of the current release schedule updates.

This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 12 and AIR 4. This document may be updated periodically as more information becomes available.

With this release, we are introducing a new numbering scheme for our product versions. Adopting the pattern set by Google with Chrome and Mozilla with Firefox, we will simply update the major version number with each subsequent release. In other words, beginning with the release of “Jones”, Flash Player will become Flash Player 12.

With each new major release, roughly every 3 months, that number will increase by one.

This change will also apply to AIR and the AIR SDK, albeit not right away. Our “Jones” release will be numbered AIR 4 and AIR SDK 4; however, with our “King” (Q2 2014) release, the version number will be synchronized with the Flash Player version at 13.
Last Updated: December 17th, 2013

Thank you for testing our upcoming releases and we encourage you to let us know what you think on our beta forums and bug-database.

The ActiveX Flash Player in this release is NOT compatible with Windows® 8.

  • Flash Player for Windows® 8 is available as part of the generally available Windows® 8

Builds changes
Runtime Versions

Flash Player Desktop only:
AIR Runtime Desktop:
AIR Runtime Android:
AIR SDK & Compiler:  NOTE: AIR SDK & Compiler (now includes iOS7 support)

(December 17th, 2013) This update includes new iOS and Android features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Flash Player 12.0 beta

(Decenber 17th, 2013This update included security enhancements and bug fixes to provide a more robust and secure Flash Player.

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