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Adobe calls time on Flash Player for Android

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Adobe calls time on Flash Player for Android

Flash Player’s days as an Android OS fixture are coming to an end, with the news that Adobe will not be creating a version of its software for the just-unveiled Jelly Bean version of the platform.

Adobe announced the decision on its official blog and confirmed that it will also move to remove Flash from Android devices completely by restricting access to updates from the Google Play to Fandroids with Flash already installed.

Adobe stated: "Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15.

"Future updates to Flash Player will not work [on Jelly Bean].We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1."

The announcement effectively ends Flash’s stint on mobile devices. iPhones have never supported Flash, with former CEO Steve Jobs vehemently expressing his disdain for it.

Adobe is expected to provide Flash developers tools necessary to port their apps to HTML5, which is set to become an industry-wide standard.

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