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Adobe has pulled its flash player app from Google Play. It has conceded that HTML5 is currently the best solution. Details here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19267140

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RE: RIP Flash Player for mobiles

Shame.  That was the only thing which nearly tempted me to buy into Android and not iOS.

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RE: RIP Flash Player for mobiles

Although if your phone does have flash it will see the upgrades. It will only be hidden from new/JB phones or something or other. Basically alot of phones will still have working flash. 

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RE: RIP Flash Player for mobiles

Looks like the apple embargo on flash is killing it off. I must admit, much as I like flash, I've found it a major pain at times as an end-user, another code base to have installed on a device, with constant updates and large files to download on slow connections that rendered pages unusable until completed.

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RE: RIP Flash Player for mobiles

No, I think Adobe realised the limitations of Flash on a mobile browser. Apple was only vociferous in its dislike, but Adobe had a strong following in the Android community which was enough for it to remain successful.

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RE: RIP Flash Player for mobiles

bigboss wrote:

No, I think Adobe realised the limitations of Flash on a mobile browser. Apple was only vociferous in its dislike, but Adobe had a strong following in the Android community which was enough for it to remain successful.

Good point

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