As previously announced, Adobe has decided to withdraw its Flash Player for Android. Starting soon, it will not be possible to install the application on your device Android, at least officially. Launched a war against Apple in 2007, Adobe had put the packet that arrives on Flash terminals Google while the latter was excluded from Apple’s.
Starting today, Android devices not equipped with basic Flash can no longer download via the platform Download Google Play. This will result in blocking some sites remained in this format for their games, videos and commercials. For the record, Steve Jobs never wanted this format on devices “iTrucs” Apple, considering the Flash Player unstable and may crash machines. Mobiles with Flash currently enjoy the moment updates as the OS is compatible with the Adobe tool. On Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), Flash is no longer supported. Html 5 took over
Steve Jobs at the time had even cracked open a letter explaining the reasons for this choice to its users, for him, Flash was already ancient history and was clearly not made for mobile, Jobs preferring technologies such as HTML5, at the time little more democratic, but which for him represented the future. Was he right?
5 years later, and although the lack of Flash on iOS has been penalized for several years, the Web has adapted to mobile and HTML5 in particular is increasingly imposed as a standard. Adobe has therefore resigned and will work with Google to promote such other web technologies, also on Android Jelly Bean, Flash is no longer supported.
Adobe, Google and other members of the Open Screen Project are working to ensure that assembles the full web experience is delivered to the greatest number of terminals.
If Adobe Flash Player is installed on your device, it will not disappear, but if you uninstall or change device, it will be possible to reinstall. Flash Player leaves gradually the Play Store. Since yesterday, it is no longer possible to download Flash on Google Play if the program was not installed at the factory base. Adobe had planned this judgment in November 2011 and will therefore follow its media player. Massive diffusion of HTML 5 has certainly had reason to Flash Player, which had no real reason to continue his life on Android. And many mobiles have the integrated program, users should not be disturbed.
Are you using Adobe Flash Player? This, will it be a real lack? It did work well with the older Androids like Froyo and Gingerbread, until they planned to take it out. Those were the good old days, when everything on the web was controlled by users and the companies strived to provide us what was needed and due to us. Now the times have changed. Users have to depend on companies to think what is good for them and provide them what they like themselves.
This specific upgrade of Adobe Flash Player – 10.3 version will transparently work with 2-core cellphones fitted with Froyo (Android 2.2) and Gingerbread (Android 2.3), in addition to single core devices. However, the full capacity will certainly be shown simply in the 2-core processors like NVIDIA Tegra 2. In this release you will observe a genuine enhancement in the frame rate while playing flash-based video clips and applications. The smartphones will not get the full capability of the application including improvement in battery life and browser integration unlike Honeycomb-powered tablets.
Just do not change your smartphone or upgrade your Android version if you still want it to run seamlessly. Although this will hardly be a method to save the old software from its doom, it might stall the changes for you for a small while. You will still be able to enjoy the old feel of flash websites and videos.
So, do you plan on not upgrading your old phone because of the lack of flash functionality? Do not worry at all. Html 5 has taken over the web, and you will not feel the burn anytime soon, unless you visit obscure websites based totally on flash (in which case, there are options in browsers that will help you open those pages as well). Flash is being phased out from the web: for good or bad; we still have to see.