Flash for Android 4.0 – aka – Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is coming soon, Adobe has confirmed, but it will probably the last time it hits Google’s OS.
The software maker, which announced earlier this month it was going to cease further development of the mobile versions of Flash citing an increased uptake of the competing HTML5 standard, revealed that an update should be available for ICS devices before the year’s end.
"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," a company spokesperson said.
Adobe went onto hint it is unlikely to add new features and functions to the software going forward stating only that it will “continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates".
Right now the only Ice Cream Sandwich in market the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which we gave a stellar review for its web browsing capabilities despite lacking Flash. In fact, we think it’s better without it.
However, if you still need Flash for some reason – and not because you love seeing ads plastered all over your mobile’s display – fret not, it’s on the way.