Adobe Flash for Android is now defunct, as the software company has decided to remove Adobe Flash Player from the Google Play Store, in a move that marks the demise of Flash support for future Android devices.
Adobe revealed in November last year that it would stop support for mobile devices going forward. Now it has removed Adobe Flash Player for Android from Google’s apps marketplace, and announced that Flash will not arrive on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices and future Android OS versions.
If you own a Jelly Bean powered device, try to download it and Adobe will deliver a message that it does not support your device.
Adobe said in a blog post,
Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15.
The easiest way to ensure on-going access to Flash Player on Android 4.0 or earlier devices is to use certified devices and ensure that the Flash Player is either pre-installed by the manufacturer or installed from Google Play Store before August 15.
If a device is upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behaviour, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Future updates to Flash Player will not work. We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.
The company’s move to discontinue Flash on mobile devices is hot on the heels of its decision to switch to HTML5 development. Adobe realized that HTML5 will be the format that will be used consistently across the mobile industry.
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