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Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15

29 June, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15 - read the full textLast year, Adobe announced that it is going to stop the development of mobile Flash Player for Android. Adding further nails in that coffin, Adobe has now announced that Flash Player won't be supported in Android 4.1. A prime example of this is the new Nexus 7 tablet, that ships without Flash...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-29 09:07 from 4P56 - click to readso because its something droid offered and now its going out because adobe sucks somehow all of a sudden the crippledness of wp is going to just rule leaving out every single advantage of android? good logic of flawed thinking...so is the life of a troll

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  • 2012-06-29 09:18
  • q8Q8

Dear Windows Fan Boy, I have an optimus 4x, which is a quad core, and I can reproduce Flash videos perfectly well. Thank you for your concern.

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  • 2012-06-29 09:17
  • 0WZT

this is just an tehcnology evolution. Flash will soon die their own and HTML5 will rise, Android or IOS or WP8 will continue their fight with HTML5.. it is time we start to use HTML5, let the flash die it own ;)

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  • 2012-06-29 09:11
  • IVQC

Why take it down from Play Store? There are still a large number of Android phones are still on Gingerbread and may not get ICS.

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  • 2012-06-29 09:10
  • t7r6

WP sucks!! bigtime :)

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  • 2012-06-29 09:10
  • Kg%g

This will crush Android. WP will now rise.

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  • 2012-06-29 09:07
  • 4P56

Apple saw it coming first?????
What kind of biased bs is that????????????
They all knew it was coming. Android just gave us what was available as long as it was available. UHDUH!
Now we will have html5. Never the less while flash was around we had it. Adobe is themselves cant update properly anyway.

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  • 2012-06-29 09:07
  • q8Q8

> In reply to Windows Fanboy @ 2012-06-29 08:33 from PZUr - click to readhow does this in any way shape or form mean that??? good trolling there

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  • 2012-06-29 09:04
  • q8Q8

Don't worry.XDA developer will make miracle :) But this is sad.

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  • 2012-06-29 08:57
  • vjvL
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> In reply to Windows Fanboy @ 2012-06-29 08:33 from PZUr - click to readlike yea :D ofc wp will never be so open so theres no way wp could outsell android...:)

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  • 2012-06-29 08:50
  • 3ITa

I hate to see Flash slowly fade away. I love flash.

I have seen plently beautiful sites all attributed to Flash. And the things is that support for HMTL 5 is not there yet (especially on the mobile platform).

We shall miss you Flash..

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  • 2012-06-29 08:50
  • fm5R

This is offically the stupidest move ever made!
Hopefully google actually write flash software. Please google write your own flash software ( on knees begging)

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  • 2012-06-29 08:50
  • IaHd

I'm an android phone user with GB and I don't use flash at all. If I want to watch a YT video, I go to the preinstalled app, which needs no flash to run. I prefer the apo than the web because it loads faster. And lets face it, the 3D rotate, for example, in gsmarena on a smartphone is buggy (it keeps rotating way fast with a click). For the flash games, there are many other non-flash games to download and enjoy. Thats only my opinion :)

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  • 2012-06-29 08:45
  • gIC7

What a coincidence - I just sent an hour back to Google & Motorola to ask about this abandoned child since Adobe has put the ball in their court. I think I'll stick with present version and not try to update as this will ruin the status quo which is running ok .. as of now.

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  • 2012-06-29 08:45
  • vwph

Android OS is moving backward, a decision that will kill its popularity. Jelly beans is a downgrade if this is the case!

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  • 2012-06-29 08:43
  • UD$J

We all know Flash is a Dying Technology and HTML5 is the futire so why not support that Instead of Crying for Flash not being there...No Wonder Apple Rejects then all the time Flash Players sucks and drains Battery, decreases performance and crashes the OS so often ...As long as it existed fine we all enjoyed...but no more...its all GTML5 no flash ...I am so glad N7 does not ship with one neither it is supported ....I am Game with his Approach from Google...

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  • 2012-06-29 08:43
  • IBK7

Android OS is moving backward, a decision that will kill its popularity. Jelly beans is a downgrade if this is the case!

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  • 2012-06-29 08:41
  • UD$J

Ref.: "It's just that Apple was the first to point this out."

Now, there is a difference in not supporting a technology from the very beginning (Apple) and letting an old technology behind. Apple wasn't the first to point it out, they just never supported Flash in first place. Why you give Apple credit for it's ignorance is rather beyond me!

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  • 2012-06-29 08:40
  • Ir@g

Can not be worse than this! :(

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  • 2012-06-29 08:39
  • 3PqI

This is Why Windows Phone will Crush Android.

Can a quad-core play Flash videos on Android?
NO,

hahahaha

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  • 2012-06-29 08:33
  • PZUr

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