Flash for Android is now officially dead

by Macky Evangelista on
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Well folks, we knew this day would come sooner or later. Adobe Flash for Android is now officially dead starting tomorrow. While it was widely reported that Flash was only disabled on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, starting tomorrow Adobe will disable all new installs of Flash for Android.

There’s so much talk as to whether Flash ultimately failed or succeeded. It’s clear that Adobe has now realized that HTML5 is the future, and not Flash, but I still don’t quite understand why they plan on disabling new installs all together. Adobe halting development in understandable, but why not just leave it in the market for people that wish to install it? After all, there are still plenty of sites that utilize Flash and it would be nice to have the choice to still have it if you wish so.

Either way, I’m sure folks over at XDA will have the .apk for Adobe Flash if you still wish to install it onto your device. Long live Adobe Flash, whether you see it as a failure or not, it was great while it lasted and I certainly welcomed it.

source: The Verge

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Categorized as Android Applications, Android Development

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

    The tutorial for instaling flash on 4.1 Android exists for 4 weeks already.
    Maybe its dead to Google but not to us because there are still million of sites not using HTML5.

  • Darkcobalt

    There’s far more than “a few sites” still using Flash. I don’t understand why HTLM5 being the future means killing off Flash support even while so many sites still use it. Just seems like a heavy handed way to force sites to switch, many of whom who won’t or can’t do so.

    • http://twitter.com/StephenCWLL Stephen

      +1 “a few sites” has to be the most inaccurate statement ever in the history of this website.

      • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

        Fixed. :)

        • Darkcobalt

          I actually thought “a few sites” was how Adobe thought of it rather than your interpretation :P.

          • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

            Haha, you know you have a point there. For some odd reason, Adobe probably does think only a few sites utilizes flash. D: Makes me sad.

    • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

      You’re right. It has been fixed. :)

  • http://twitter.com/StephenCWLL Stephen

    “A few sites” is the most inaccurate statement ever in this web site’s history. Even ‘some’ is pushing it.