Adobe Pulling Android Flash Support, No Chance of Flash In Jelly Bean

By Gary Cutlack on at

As well as abandoning its Android Flash Player, Adobe's now announced plans to actively shut it down and stop it working on uncertified phones and tablets. And as Adobe's no longer developing Flash or certifying devices, that means no more Flash for any new Android devices from now on.

In a post on its Flash Player blog, Adobe says: "Beginning August 15 we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. 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."

That's Adobe's way of stopping people installing Flash Player on devices that haven't been officially certified by the company, which means slow death for Android Flash starts this August 15.

Rather unhelpfully, Adobe suggests that if you want to continue to use Flash Player on your phone you use one of the older, certified models. Which means you're stuck using today's mobile phones for ever if you do. [Adobe]