Adobe Flash Player has been every Android fan’s pride since its release. We love being able to see the web as it is meant to be – with Flash. There has been conflicting opinions since Adobe announced the end of Flash for Android a couple of weeks ago. Some think that it is a great move, since HTML 5 and Adobe Air make up the future of mobile browsing, while others are starting to feel the beginning of a melancholic life, without Flash Player.
Flash Player is a very important part of the Android experience, and Adobe did specify that they would not just pull the plug on it. They will slowly transfer to HTML 5 (and Continue supporting AIR), instead. After version 11.1, Adobe will not be releasing any more successors to the Flash Player, but will continue to bring support for bug fixes and other issues.
If you happen to be planning to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (or already have it!), or any device with Ice Cream Sandwich, we have good news for you. You may have been thinking that your device would be left Flash-less, and such is not the case. Adobe has confirmed to Pocket-Lint that an update with Android 4.0 support will be coming before the end of the year.
Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0, and one more release of the Flash Linux Porting Kit - both expected to be released before the end of this year.SpokespersonAdobe
For now, it appears that devices with Android 4.0 will be taken care of. Updates and bug fixes will keep coming, but will surely start dying off. We can be certain that we will not be seeing Flash Player support for the next version of Android, rumored to be codenamed “Jelly Bean.” Who knows, though? Stranger things have happened.