Adobe Flash for Android 4.0 Arriving Late 2011
Google confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, does not ship with Adobe's Flash Player for Mobile. Flash is not preloaded on the Galaxy Nexus, and is not available for download from the Android Market to the Galaxy Nexus. In a statement provided to SlashGear, Google said, "Flash hasn’t been released for ICS yet so as far as we know, Adobe will support Flash for ICS." Earlier this month Adobe announced plans to cease all development of Flash Player for Mobile. Adobe later responded to the Ice Cream Sandwich issue and said, "Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0 — expected to be released before the end of this year." After that, Adobe will move to a support-only mode for Flash Player Mobile, providing security and bug fix updates as necessary.