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No Flash Support for Android (Aug 15th)

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29th June 2012, 08:07 AM   |  #1  
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Devices that don’t have the Flash Player provided by the manufacturer typically are uncertified, meaning the manufacturer has not completed the certification testing requirements. In many cases users of uncertified devices have been able to download the Flash Player from the Google Play Store, and in most cases it worked. However, with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case, as we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options. There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1.

Beginning August 15th we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th.


The easiest way to ensure ongoing access to Flash Player on Android 4.0 or earlier devices is to use certified devices and ensure that the Flash Player is either pre-installed by the manufacturer or installed from Google Play Store before August 15th. If a device is upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Future updates to Flash Player will not work. We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2...id-update.html
29th June 2012, 08:14 AM   |  #2  
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Works on 4.1 for now. Just side load in the future

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29th June 2012, 08:16 AM   |  #3  
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Works on 4.1 for now. Just side load in the future

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Agreed. Sooner or later, Adobe Flash Player will break but honestly.. I never even touch Flash content on my phone anyways. So it's not a big deal for me but for some people, it will be.
29th June 2012, 02:01 PM   |  #4  
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I'm not concerned about flash support for my phone, but it's a bit of a kick in the balls for the upcoming nexus 7.

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29th June 2012, 02:33 PM   |  #5  
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With the world slowly moving over to HTML5, which in my opinion is far better, it's no suprise that Google's slowly killing adobe flash player on Android devices
29th June 2012, 02:37 PM   |  #6  
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Finally. I'm sick and tired of people reviewing Android phones complaining about how the browser is slow.
29th June 2012, 02:43 PM   |  #7  
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With the world slowly moving over to HTML5, which in my opinion is far better, it's no suprise that Google's slowly killing adobe flash player on Android devices

? Google didn't kill flash player. They didn't get involved, adobe wanted this.

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29th June 2012, 02:50 PM   |  #8  
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hey not working even tho i downloaded and installed.how come?i m on this rom.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1737849
the app installs but it is stuck at loading the flash in the browser
29th June 2012, 03:25 PM   |  #9  
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I don't even have Adobe Flash installed on my phone now.

HTML5 FTW.
29th June 2012, 03:33 PM   |  #10  
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finally... everbody on HTML5 now... please die Flash! Quick!

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