Adobe Not to Support Flash Player on Jelly Bean; Sets Aug 15 Deadline For Downloads

June 29, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was in last November that Adobe hinted that it will gradually discontinue the development of Flash Player for mobile browsers. A new communication from the company makes it in black and white that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will not have Flash support.

According to an official blog post, Adobe makes it clear that the company is no more developing or testing Flash player plug-in for browser options on Android platforms from Jelly Bean onwards.

Moreover, the company is also going to make restrictions to Flash Player downloads and updates from Google Play Store from August 15 onwards.



Devices that do not come with an Adobe Flash Player pre-installed will not be able to download or install the player form Google Play Store after the deadline.

The change is going to make things a little hard for those who are going for the imminent upgrade from the present Ice Cream Sandwich platform to the new Jelly Bean platform.

According to Adobe, devices which have Flash Player on their ICS platform when upgraded to Jelly Bean may find its Flash Player exhibiting abnormal behaviors, since it is not certified for the new platform. So the company suggest the best thing is to uninstall Flash Player before you go for the Jelly Bean upgrade.

Developers who need to grab the player  will have to do so from the archive of released versions. However, installations from the archive will not get updates through Google Play Store, says Adobe.

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