Last year Adobe has made an announcement that they would be ending support for Flash on mobile devices, now Adobe has announced that there will be no Flash for the Google’s latest iteration of mobile OS Android: 4.1 Jelly Bean. Adobe also mentioned about many other reasons and why? Details after the jump!
According to the recent news report, Adobe also confirmed that will stop offering new installations on smartphones from 15 July, where existing installations will get limited updates in the future. Google at its annual I/O keynote introduced many latest products related to software and hardware, especially with its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, running on Nexus 7 tablet along with Nexus Q music player. While Adobe’s Flash support on Android 4.1 will be stopped and while the new Flash installations from Google Play will end from August 15th.
With this announcement, the Android 4.1 doesn’t, and won’t ever, get certification for Flash. The company is stopping short of saying that Flash won’t run, but it’s evident that Adobe won’t help you if the web browser plugin doesn’t install (or breaks in spectacular fashion) on that Nexus 7. Security updates and other vital patches will continue on for existing users.
This is what Adobe says:
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.