Adobe Confirms Mobile Flash Death -- Not Coming to Android Chrome

By Gary Cutlack on at

The big news about the launch of Android Chrome was tarnished a little in the eyes of some by the fact that it doesn't arrive with Flash Player support of any kind. And it won't be getting any, either, according to Adobe.

Adobe published a blog post on the matter shortly after Chrome's big reveal, saying: "Today Google introduced Chrome for Android Beta. As we announced last November, Adobe is no longer developing Flash Player for mobile browsers, and thus Chrome for Android Beta does not support Flash content."

Adobe helpfully points out that "Flash Player continues to be supported within the current Android browser," so if you have a burning desire to start seeing animated adverts all over your phone's display for old time's sake, you'll have to fire up the old webkit window. [Adobe]