Aug 30, 2012

Goodbye Flash Player: Android will not be supporting it anymore, either

Since last August 15th, visualizing Flash content in the Internet will become even more difficult than before.  According to sources, Flash has officially disappeared from Google Play Store, Google's virtual store for Android smartphones and tablets.

A few months ago, Adobe, owner of Flash,  confirmed in its blog post that "there will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1."

This news shouldn't be too much of a shock.Last November, Adobe confirmed that it would no longer develop Flash for mobile devices. Several weeks later, Adobe said it would release one more version of Flash Player for the mobile Web to accommodate Android 4.0, but that would be the final update.

Adobe warned on June 29th that "the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behavior" on devices upgraded from Android 4.0 to 4.1. "We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1."

The plug-in is only available via Google Play UK and would be removed again "soon", said Adobe.
"Flash Player continues to be available on Google Play for users in the UK for a short while due to requests from strategic partners," said a spokesperson for Adobe.

BBC News 
Corriere de la Sera

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