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Flash to disappear in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, no more new installs after August 15

Adobe Flash won't be in Jelly Bean, no more new installs for any version of Flash after August 15

| Apps News | Posted: Jul 2, 2012 4:35 am

As quick as it hit Android, Adobe Flash is disappearing from the platform. Adobe took to their official blog that it has no plans to release a certified Flash built for Google's upcoming, deliciously-named Jelly Bean, or Android 4.1.


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Adobe has also announced that they plan to stop handset owners from downloading it from the Google Play app store starting in mid-August. Why the kill-the-Flash move from Adobe? Well, the company is wanting to ditch mobile Flash and replace it with HTML5, as HTML5 is considered the best solution for browsers across various smartphone platforms.


Once August 15 hits, Flash will disappear from the Google Play app store for all versions of Android, but Adobe have said that they will continue to offer updates for those sporting Ice Cream Sandwich, or older versions and have it installed on their device before August 15.


Adobe will not be offering any Jelly Bean support, period. They've even said that those updating to Jelly Bean from Ice Cream Sandwich should remove Flash before doing so, as installing Jelly Bean with Flash still installed "may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1".


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