Nov 21 AT 3:05 PM Edgar Cervantes 13 Comments

Adobe to bring Flash Player for Ice Cream Sandwich before pulling the plug


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┬ámake 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.

Via: Pocket-Lint

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • @BiGMER F

    see everyone… we all take a collective breath……..

  • ben dover

    Thanks to all of our awesome android devs, I’m willing to bet we’ll have unofficial flash support for quite some time into the future.

  • Nathan

    Well thank you adobe for doing this one more thing for use we all appreciate it =)

  • Oreo

    +1 For adobe

  • Mark

    They can take their flash and shove it up their ass.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Well this sounds great. Let’s see what happens on this one .

  • james bricknell

    Always knew they would bigmerf and i were having a tweetbate about it. Im looking forward to it.

    Btw the new mobile site looks EPIC on my galaxy nexus.

  • KatSelezneva

    Really good news. Ice Cream Sandwich has already offered many wonderful features for developers, and I’m glad it won’t disappoint further. A dessert for developers: Some Ice Cream Sandwich, please!

  • nportelli

    Not sure why everyone hates Flash, of course it kills battery, so will HTML5 Video…it’s VIDEO! It’s nice to have when you need it. And you don’t have to have a page load it if you don’t want.

  • sylar

    So we can all breathe a little easier. I mean HTML5 is nice but i have yet to see major support for it or major implementation of it in many places.

  • frusak

    I dont get it my adobe flash app works on my CM9 ROM

  • GUI_Center

    Thankfully! Will only add to the experience that is galaxy nexus.

  • klcow92