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Adobe To Unpublish Flash Player For Android From Play Store On August 15th

Last year, Adobe announced that it will be killing Flash for Android. The company updated Flash player to add support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the last time, but made it clear that going forward it will only be updating the plug-in to add some major security patches. Now that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is out, and even though Flash works without any issues and modifications to the plug-in, Adobe has decided to unpublish the plug-in from the Google Play store.

The plug-in will be unpublished on August 15th, and after that Android devices that ship with Flash player pre-installed will be the only ones to get any future updates. Adobe also recommends all current and future Android 4.1 Jelly Bean users to uninstall the Flash plugin from their devices, since the company has not tested and certified Flash for the latest version of Android.

This move from Adobe definitely marks the end of Flash on mobile devices. If you are a web developer, make sure that all the video content on your site is now delivered using HTML5 and not Flash.

Via – Adobe Blog

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