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Adobe kills off Flash for Android
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:25 »
Adobe will block Flash Player downloads from the Google Play store from mid-August, keeping the software off the Nexus 7 tablet.

Last year, Adobe said it would halt development of the mobile version of its Flash plugin, instead focusing on HTML5.

The software was infamously blocked from iOS devices by Apple, with Steve Jobs saying in a long-running war of words that Flash drained mobile batteries, was a security risk and wasn't an open system.

Now, Adobe has announced the Flash Player won't be supported by Android 4.1, the latest version of the Google mobile OS - and that means Google's first own-brand tablet, the Nexus 7, won't support the software.

Previously, Adobe "certified" manufacturer installations of Flash, but also allowed users of "uncertified" devices to download the media player from the Google app store - "and in most cases it worked," Adobe said.

"However, with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case, as we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options," Adobe said in a blog post. "There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1."

Read more: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/375574/adobe-kills-off-flash-for-android
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