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Adobe Flash No Longer Available to Android Phones

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Aug 15, 2012, 7:16 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Starting today, owners of Android smartphones will no longer be able to download and install Adobe's Flash Player Mobile application, which the company has ceased developing. Adobe announced that it would halt Flash development late last year, though it is still providing maintenance and security updates. Flash enables some web content, including video, to play within the browser. Apple's iOS platform never supported Flash, though RIM's BlackBerry platform did.

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T Bone

Aug 15, 2012, 9:30 AM

Blackberry suported Flash?

Not that I'm aware of....the Blackberry Playbook supports Flash, but the smartphones never did. And the reason why there was never any Flash for the smartphones isn't because of RIM, Adobe just never developed a version of Flash for Blackberries, any attempt to download Flash on Blackberry was greeted with a message from Adobe that Flash for Blackberry was 'coming soon'.......but it never did.
I don't know about Blackberry specifically, but there have been phones which technically did use Flash for useless stuff like animated menu icons, not anything you would really care about like video streaming.
From what I gather, RIM with the BlackBerry 10 OS for both the PlayBook and future Smartphones will have Flash support as well as Adobe AIR (which many native PlayBook apps use) so Flash may be a given despite the current browser on the PlayBook and c...

Aug 16, 2012, 10:41 AM

Skyfire Browser suports flash videos

If you download Skyfire Browser for $4.99 your Android device it will work for Flash Videos. I've been using this app for years, & I love it. 🙂

Aug 15, 2012, 7:51 AM

Web videos no longer?

So will I not be able to watch TV shows through the web browser any longer?
It'll still work, but you won't be getting any significant updates, just bug fixes and security updates.
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