Wednesday , October 18 2017

Adobe will not support Flash on Jelly Bean


Last November Adobe announced they would no longer develop Flash for Mobile, instead they would only supply security updates for the existing Android plugin, instead they would concentrate on Flash for the PC and mobile apps developed with Air. As this announcement came just after the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, some sort of deal was reached and Flash was soon available for Android 4.0. Chrome has Now that Jelly Bean has been announced they have taken to their blog to re-iterate that fact.

They advised that Flash is tightly integrated with the browser and multimedia subsytems and to ensure that they work correctly they need to be certified and this certification will not happen with Jelly Bean. They have also gone as far as to say that as of August 15th they will be using the Google Play Store controls to limit access to the Flash plugin to devices that already have it installed. They go as far as to say

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.

Well, I don’t know about anyone else but my usage of any website with Flash has been seriously nose-diving of late, especially once Chrome which doesn`t support Flash, came out. I personally wasn’t particularly surprised by this information as it’s really just re-enforcing what they said back in November, what do you think?

 
Source: Adobe.

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12 Comments on "Adobe will not support Flash on Jelly Bean"

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DarxideGarrison
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DarxideGarrison

Im not surprised but it does suck considerin that I do use flash supported sites regularly. Follow me on Twitter

jandkw99
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jandkw99

Very strange business decision indeed. Really annoying the I updated to pics and it doesn’t work on the abc4kids site…flash support was one of my reasons for choosing android over apple

jandkw99
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jandkw99

Doh! I typed ICS not pics 🙂

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deanomalino

I’m cool with this.
Just a question though. Is there a downloadable browser off the play store that has flash IN the app? Does it work like that?

It would be good to have as a back up for websites that require flash… I use the stock ICS browser for this and use the Chrome browser predominantly…

petey
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petey

hope abc’s iview can get with the times before its dead in the water.

devYou
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devYou

Disappointing move from Adobe that’s for sure! I hope they realize that this is going to be the beginning of the end of the Flash platform =/ — everything is heading to mobile and the cloud and they’re going to be left behind. One could only assume that their plan is to slowly phase out Flash and push their other brands – as Chris said though; what are they doing to encourage developers to move across as opposed to abandoning Adobe all together?

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Realise it? It’s their intention.

beredan
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beredan

Ow no all my flash based adult content sites will no longer work. Trolololol.

mondy
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mondy

What. Thats one of the reasons i have an android

playboi
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playboi

About time. Let Flash die and push hard at HTML5 / CSS3. There is pretty much nothing that can’t be done withCanvas for designs and interactivity with jQuery 🙂 its a good step into the future

Chris
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Chris

It is time for flash to go however what is Adove doing to encourage developers to move off flash ?

Jason
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Jason

Bye bye Flash… I don’t understand the logic behind dropping support for the fastest growing mobile OS in the world. No-one cares about Air..

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