Android 4.1 won't support Flash at all

In November, Adobe announced that it would no longer release new versions its Flash Player on mobile devices, including those based on Android, with the exception of bug fixes and security updates. The announcement this week of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) by Google has now prompted Adobe to offer their own update on Flash support for the Android platform.

As far as Android 4.1, Adobe has confirmed it will not have any support at all for Flash. The company states:

Devices that don’t have the Flash Player provided by the manufacturer typically are uncertified, meaning the manufacturer has not completed the certification testing requirements. In many cases users of uncertified devices have been able to download the Flash Player from the Google Play Store, and in most cases it worked. However, with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case, as we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options.  There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1.

Adobe has also announced that after August 15th, Flash won't be available for download from the Google Play store. It added that if an older device is upgraded to Android 4.1, Flash "may exhibit unpredictable behavior" on that product.

Source: Adobe

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