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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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There are still a lot of sites using flash.
Why not provide the software?

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  • 2012-07-02 02:10
  • vuEa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-30 16:51 from nG}q - click to read+1

That really sums it up right there.

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  • 2012-07-01 23:29
  • qH7H

hmmmmmm, I think that once adobe gives up flash, google may well step in, having no fear of copyright issues!!!!.. :)

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  • 2012-07-01 20:04
  • 0pw3

This is very unfortunately disappointing esp for those apps that requires flash support compatibilities and the like. This may be one of the weak spots of the giant (android) once this takes place.

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  • 2012-07-01 17:56
  • M7YA

flash player not supported in mt lg3d smarat tv.
model number is 42LV3730-TD
i'm buy it srilanka duty free.
how is my tv supported flash player version9,8,7,6,etc..............
software version:04.04.03
serial number:201lNSE6U078
plese hel me how to run adobe flash player

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  • 2012-07-01 12:38
  • tesg

> In reply to jonathan @ 2012-07-01 02:41 from v0XH - click to readLike Macromedia had, before being brought by Adobe...

Hopefully there is another company that makes theyr own flash player.

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  • 2012-07-01 04:53
  • L0{v

> In reply to doodoo @ 2012-06-30 21:12 from G8yH - click to readit doesnt supports android 4.0. but we should hope that XDA dev can port the old flash on android 4.0 onwards.

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  • 2012-07-01 04:50
  • v0XH

Windows 8 and Windows RT will have Adobe Flash. Same with windows phone 8

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  • 2012-07-01 03:14
  • kg3x

so its time for google or any big companies such as samsung, sony etc. to develop a flash player. i know its difficult but that is the only way to be at the no.1 spot on smartphones maker.

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  • 2012-07-01 02:41
  • v0XH

guys we need to Have adobe flash player it is used very often on our phones

HTML5 is good but Adobe is must !!!

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  • 2012-07-01 01:15
  • t}BQ

Sad '' if you want flash get a windows 8Tab

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  • 2012-06-30 22:18
  • ftV7

another U-turn ahead??

I believe adobe said the same thing about android 4.0...

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  • 2012-06-30 21:53
  • 0pw3

Ill apk it

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  • 2012-06-30 21:12
  • G8yH

Hopefully there will be some workaround, because not having flash player pretty sucks.

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  • 2012-06-30 20:20
  • nTWe

Oh why... Gues how many people (including this site will have to update):

ALL spin 360° sites state Flash plugin is required:

Drag to rotate, double-click to spin 360°.
In order to see the 360° rotation the Flash plugin is required.  

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  • 2012-06-30 19:20
  • fqu@

> In reply to Aparadectos @ 2012-06-30 10:55 from gIVI - click to readadobe wil loss its market completely within 5 years. New technology from google the boss or HTML5 wil b d leader. Go hell adobe.

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  • 2012-06-30 19:20
  • uNVC

Oh Lord... why is Adobe wanting to stop supporting Android?? They should at least wait for HTML5 to actually become more widely used. I mean... today there are many more Flash applications than HTML5 applications! Now Android's web functionality will be diminished dramatically! Oh well I'll just have to live with it from now on; no more porn :(

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  • 2012-06-30 19:16
  • JrJJ

> In reply to Gavin_Is_A_Man @ 2012-06-30 11:44 from iIR0 - click to readYou have been living under a rock. Heard of Apple? Heard of the iPhone? Did you notice the hugely anticipated and hyped release of the iPhone 4S last year? Well that had 2 cores! How can you possibly forget that?

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  • 2012-06-30 16:54
  • nG}q

What an absolutely stupid thing to do which now rules out be buying any more Android devices. Who uses HTML-5 other than YouTube where it is buggy and slow? No one, therefore why in God's name would you take out Flash? I can't comprehend this - it doesn't save money, it doesn't make Android any more attractive, it's just annoying. It's like saying "You know what, I think we'll get rid of Facebook compatibility because we feel like it". Stupid, stupid Google.

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  • 2012-06-30 16:51
  • nG}q

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