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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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Oh my-oh why... No more porn on my android -_-

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  • 2012-06-30 16:47
  • v0Xt

Then I will stay at cm9(rc1) 4.0.4 for a long time

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  • 2012-06-30 16:42
  • wre%

Anything but the flash player. The only reason I buy android is that it is the sole OS that supports flash player....

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  • 2012-06-30 16:39
  • uWxe

o my god!!!!
difficult to believe this.

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  • 2012-06-30 16:16
  • vb$5

Meh... I sure won't miss it much.
There were some sites that used Flash, but it never really worked well besides streaming videos from sites like Nasa.
It's totally rubbish for touch driven web applications, tried it and it failed miserably.
I agree with Jobs on this one, but for Jobs' own good he shouldn't have had such a long vision into the future and should just accept Flash, even if only for a brief moment.
Same goes for USB!
Yes, Mr. now late Jobs, USB is redundant because WiFi is here, but there are situations where USB is needed (although they are very few).

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  • 2012-06-30 16:13
  • 3pwj

I don't understand one thing. Why is lack of flash support in every gsmarena review noted as Main disadvantage when it's allready dead like symbian!!!!
You should stop doing that gsmarena. FLASH IS DEAD FOR MOBILE. Accept that and don't put lack of flash in MAIN DISADVANTAGE

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  • 2012-06-30 15:46
  • Leci

I upgraded my nexus to jelly bean 2 days ago and google restore put flash back on to my phone its working ok for 90% on things ive tried so far

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  • 2012-06-30 15:00
  • 3Wi{

Flash certainly is / was a selling point, one of the main reasons for dumping nokia!.

Well, there's only 1 thing for it... Windows version 9 please, one that both runs on both my phone and my PC.. without very little differences please...

(Flash Included)

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  • 2012-06-30 11:57
  • sG%5

> In reply to what wow @ 2012-06-29 10:58 from 3RM{ - click to read"you wil see that flash market penetration is 98% as of march 2010"

Ever bothered to check the current date? We're in the middle of 2012 so it's completely irrelevant what was in 2010!

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  • 2012-06-30 11:50
  • 3Je5

Html5 uses more battery life than flash and requires more cpu usage. Just seems crazy to me.

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  • 2012-06-30 11:45
  • 9D6T

> In reply to nekko @ 2012-06-29 21:37 from K1Ij - click to readEr... you do realise Android has predominantly dual and quad core, right? And that to my knowledge, ONLY Android currently offers phones with more than 2 cores? And flash is considered "archaic" according to GSMArena, so the older phones should still run it anyway? Nice to see a well-thought-out argument on the internet as usual.

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  • 2012-06-30 11:44
  • iIR0

> In reply to What @ 2012-06-29 08:16 from Yatt - click to readDid you even read the article?

" seen by the lack of Flash support in Chrome for Android even under Android 4.0."

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  • 2012-06-30 11:18
  • 3Je5

I never understood this dark war.
Flash player remains the best way to show videos and other similar objects on a browser.
If they consider it archaic, then why dont we show improved technologies taking the mantle?
Evolution should not be imposed by force, it comes by natural selection.
And the big question is, why would Abobe want to lose that war and be replaced by another company?
As customers, it is in our interest for two or more companies to compete for the best solution.
Adobe seems to be winning this war hands down and now they just commit suicide? Why?
There has to be a hidden financial interest behind it, smth related to rights and costs.

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  • 2012-06-30 10:55
  • gIVI

No lag on my note and no performance issues.
What I dont understand is that you can disable it anyway if you dont want to use it.
Too much of a battery drain? Games like gta3 that push the cores will run the batty down quick.

To suddenly stop all future downloads for people with froyo up to ics but still keep existing users with minor updates is odd.

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  • 2012-06-30 09:04
  • HDLu

> In reply to android fanboy @ 2012-06-30 00:57 from MZ52 - click to readYou took the words right out of my mouth ;)

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  • 2012-06-30 08:46
  • HDLu

> In reply to Kalun @ 2012-06-30 06:08 from 73Q6 - click to readFlash does NOT lag at all on my S2, and definetly not on my S3, and I can use my smartphone as a tablet/computer and visit any webpage I want to visit!

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  • 2012-06-30 08:35
  • J5MB

> In reply to TMach @ 2012-06-29 23:35 from nFYv - click to readSeriously! Why do you think they would drop flash if not for a reason? Androids adorned flash as it made them a worthy replacement of computers. Why suddenly drop it if they were able to properly implement it? Even with the advent of quad cores they still don't believe flash will run properly so they decided to abandon it. Don't be suprised if Android 5.0 Krepe or Kwhatever decides to abandon multitasking because Android simply not optimised enough to multitask properly.

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  • 2012-06-30 08:33
  • K1Ij

nokia's pureview 808 supports flash doesnt it?

it also is the last symbian?

it also kinda ended the megapixel race?


pureview seems to have reached "the finish line" in most categories...

its quite legendary Im in awe...

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  • 2012-06-30 08:12
  • YTZT

I think it's time to move on... google should have already done some precautions regarding not using flash. HTML 5 is faster and takes less power to operate so i guess it's not a bad thing in the end to stop flash on android.

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  • 2012-06-30 08:07
  • n2Jy

It will be annoying for a while. However any step that helps kill Flash off the face of the web is a good thing. Flash went off the frontpage of our site 4 years ago.

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  • 2012-06-30 07:57
  • 7sHa

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