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Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

15 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today - read the full textAdobe announced last year in November that it is going to stop developing the mobile version of the Flash Player for Android but the app will continue to be provided through the (then) Android Market. A couple of months ago, Adobe saw the pointlessness of having the Flash Player at all on...


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it should be re-installed back

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  • 2013-12-13 16:02
  • f0G9

I have SGS3 and i installed flash on it manually using this guide . working fine.

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  • 2012-10-24 09:27
  • uWGZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-17 18:53 from 0pw3 - click to readyes it did suppoty flash you e d you! i had a s2 and it let me watch and stream stuff

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  • 2012-08-25 19:10
  • mgae

Raghu888: yes, youtube is already capable of multimedia streaming..

The simplest way to check, is try it on a friends Iphone - you will be surprised at how much 'just works'..
If you can find a **real, non-hacked** JB phone of course... :) a good site for testing is - try the clips that are NOT youtube.. :)

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  • 2012-08-18 11:54
  • 0pw3

Can we still use the android phone for internet browsing and play online multimedia files without Flash player?

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  • 2012-08-18 02:50
  • IaHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-17 06:09 from Lmqr - click to read"Android dont even has flash support anymore."
and you are CLUELESS IDIOT!!
They ALL have flash support, except jelly bean, BUT that can easily have the flash APK copied onto it...

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  • 2012-08-17 18:53
  • 0pw3

iOS is better than Android. Android dont even has flash support anymore.

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  • 2012-08-17 06:09
  • Lmqr

> In reply to John Anock @ 2012-08-16 07:17 from 9GHa - click to readGood sarcasm there buddy.
If not...
Really?! Android will lose business in the future because there is one app less in Google's Play Store?
From where did you pull this one I really don't know and don't wanna know!

On a personal note, I think it was too early to remove Flash from the Play Store, becaue there are still many sites made in Flash on the web.
But oh well I happily look forward to a day without that dreaded Flash that got into so many websites!

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  • 2012-08-16 19:19
  • 3pwj

There are plenty of other ways to get 'active media' going.. go and see how it works on iphone!!

B T W it is NOT apple tech, it is ADOBE!!!

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  • 2012-08-16 11:51
  • 0pw3

Hi Android,

The key feature of your phone is Flash support. If not, how android is distinguish from other phones like symbian,windows & other software Ph?

I believe android may loose its commercial business in future.

Personally, I liked windows phones from Nokia as per my criteria but Flash attracted me to buy android.

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  • 2012-08-16 07:17
  • 9GHa

go to google. search adobe flash apk download.

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  • 2012-08-16 05:41
  • ibpV

Seems a bit of a premature move to me. Despite the often raised concerns about flash, I have never heard of a significant security breach on any scale, and the fact is that a vast quantity of content out there is still delivered via Flash and has been for ages on Android.
The much vaunted HTML5 alternative is still not mature enough at this stage. If you opted to join their html5 'trial' (which has been ongoing for an age now) even Youtube can't deliver all it's videos in html5
Also issues around security and quality of delivery exist that need addressing in html5 too.
Why not wait until html5 is actually ready to wow us?
Luckily a guide was posted on gsmarena blog a few weeks ago to get flash working on Jellybean, though I haven't tried it myself yet.

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  • 2012-08-16 05:04
  • SgvH

that is just sad... for me.
i did not buy any apple products and will never.
i am into making websites and i love it with flash.

i just hope that the sony quad-core tablet will support flash, coz if not, what's the point of buying it, eh? :(

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  • 2012-08-16 01:15
  • sxvE

> In reply to ALonZo @ 2012-08-15 19:03 from gAac - click to readWe are talking about Flash on the Native browser. I have used 3rd party apps with Flash since Android 1.5 and WM6

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  • 2012-08-16 00:40
  • kxIs

> In reply to El Sidekicker @ 2012-08-15 19:37 from j8wI - click to readEl Sidekicker: link???

otherwise, get astro filemanager from the market, it has an 'app backup' feature! :)

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  • 2012-08-15 20:57
  • 0pw3

> In reply to Nav @ 2012-08-15 17:29 from JCPF - click to readI've updated to JB and Flash is working fine, in facts it seems to be a lot smoother than it was on ICS.

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  • 2012-08-15 20:08
  • 0RUc

I dont like this at all...
There are still videos on youbute that are flash only... I dont need them on my phone, sure, but I do need them on a tablet.

Some sites still use embedded flash videos.

FOr navigating, thankfully almost no flash stites exist today... But on a stylus equipped phone or tablet, you can actually navigate flash sites.

I say to soon, both to adobe and to Google chrome.

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  • 2012-08-15 20:02
  • 0uIQ

> In reply to Nav @ 2012-08-15 17:29 from JCPF - click to readActually, as stated in a previous article here on gsmarena, you can download the apk from xda-developers and install it using a file manager after upgrading to Jelly Bean.

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  • 2012-08-15 19:37
  • j8wI

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-15 11:48 from p77u - click to readThe Photon browser for the iPhone is the best Flash browser for the iPhone. Puffin is laggy and Skyfire is useless!

It's amazing that Apple have allowed a good Flash browser to be sold on the iPhone yet Android are removing Adobe Flash player!

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  • 2012-08-15 19:03
  • gAac

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