Adobe Bids Adieu To Flash Player On Android, No Support For Jelly Bean

With month having passed since Adobe confirmed they would ending support for Flash Player on mobile devices, comes the official word that Adobe will not support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Adobe has said that Android 4.1 won’t get support or certified for Flash, though they aren’t going as far as to say it won’t run altogether. Adding insult to Flash injury, Adobe will stop allowing installations of Flash from Google Play as of August 15th, although security updates and other vital patches will still come to existing users. Any installations of Flash after the August 15th date will require finding and installing the APK on all your own.

Adobe has said that HTML5 is their future, now they are putting their money where their mouth is.

Engadget via Adobe

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  • Smiceli3

    How much did Apple spend to make this happen?

    • Guest911

       More than Google who couldn’t make it not happen?

    • Phillip Martin

       $0. By not supporting it they killed it

  • 30014

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone. We already knew it was happening, we just didn’t know when. Now we do.

  • Mariohdz0519

    Steve Jobs is laughing in his grave

  • Brian Appel

    Flash player working great on my Jelly Bean Galaxy Nexus

  • nerdlust

    this is a bummer alot of websites I visit still use flash for videos and menus options etc…. flash and screen size was the main reason I choose android over the iPhone and windows phones.

  • fsured

    Anyone think a developer or even Adobe will develop a tool to convert current websites with flash content into html5 format?  Browser additions or something?  Flash was a selling point for Android compared to IOS.  Now we may be in the same position. 

    I’m not a programmer at all but say youtube, those video’s are flash based right?  Google has the youtube app but it can be annoying to use at times.

    • Smiceli3

      On the Kindle Fire, Flash is essential… no youtube app, yet.

      • brad162

        considering youtube’s new layout is HTML5 based anyway, this should not be necessary.

        Hell even my Windows Phone 7 can play anything on YouTube thanks to HTML5

  • Gomez

    IPHONE stilk SUCKS even if they have flash support…

  • DannyTheGynecologist

    no more porn on my phone?!!! thats bullshit!

    • sorandkairi

      You don’t get tired of look a p%$$y everyday at work…?


  • rtechie

    Um, Flash isn’t dead and Adobe hasn’t drunk the HTML 5 kool-aid.

    Flash has been replaced by Air, which is a superset of Flash.

    You don’t even need to install the Flash player for Android, just the Air player, and you can play all those Flash videos and games.

    To simplify: Flash is now Air.

    • mingkee

      Actually, it doesn’t.

      • rtechie

        Apparently not yet. It’s my understanding that a more bare-bones version of the plugin is bundled in Jelly Bean, and that talks to the Air player. HTML5 is probably the way forward for web video, though.

  • juanmondragon

    So with html5 we can still see videos or we need flash player

  • Joshua Levi Davison

    Just think, this is going to force every website that isn’t current to switch to html 5. Seeing as 99% of web browsing is by mobile phones now days, we can gurrantee them to make the changes pretty quick. Because everyone will be emailing the website administrators to make the change haha. I’m sure their will be add-ons to make the dead websites work as well. I’m not afraid.. if anything a little excited.

    • kalel33

       99%?  I’d say that 99% of my online activity is with my phone or tablet.  The rest is on my laptop where the experience is just better.  Except for teenagers, I don’t know of anyone that does more than 10% of their online activity on a phone.

  • mingkee

    I have flash player installed on JB GNex.
    Stock browser and Dolphin HD work fine, but pinch zoom does not work with Dolphin.
    Opera Mobile crashes with flash sites.

  • J-Hop2o6

    Wow, assholes. HTML5 not even finalized yet, nor optimized. Most of the web is still Flash w/o even having HTML5 as an alternative.

  • Travis

    Maybe Google will make their own, or something, you never know. 

  • GS3

     so flash would be gone.. what happens to third party browsers? opera, firefox, dolphin? how can anyone still use them without flash? i’ve read that flash is going to be integrated into chrome on jelly bean, if flash is not gonna be compatible for 4.1, then third party browsers won’t have flash at all unless they integrate it as well..

  • RDL

    It’s probably just a play to get money from the browser developers who are willing to integrate it directly.  What they probably mean is the plugin will no longer be available for free.  Someone is going to pay for our mobile dev costs because we don’t make ad revenue like everyone else.