It has been an year full of ups and down for Adobe’s Flash Player. While the late Steve Jobs publicly criticized Flash and said that it’s going to die soon, Android fanboy’s always said that Flash is far from dead and is required for a ‘full’ PC like web browsing experience on a handset.
However, Adobe itself killed Flash last month when it stated that it will stop the development of Flash Player for Mobile. The company did promise though that it will continue to roll out security fixes for Flash, and even update it to support the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, before the year ends.
Adobe Flash Player did get updated twice in the last one month or so, but none of the updates added support for Ice Cream Sandwich. Thankfully, Adobe pushed out an update late last night which adds support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running handsets, including the Galaxy Nexus.
This is the last time Adobe has updated Flash Player to support a new version of Android OS. The company won’t be updating the plugin to support future versions of the Android OS.
Galaxy Nexus owners, and other Android users who are running an Ice Cream Sandwich based custom ROM on their handset can download the latest version of Flash Player for Android from here.