Flash For Android Support Ending Tomorrow, All New Flash Player Downloads Will Be Blocked!!!
I’m not sure if you remember it, but late last year Adobe announced that it would be withdrawing support for Flash on Android. There was a lot of outcry over this and soon Adobe released an update into the Play Store that extended Flash Support to devices running Android 4.0 ICS. There are still many sites and media out there using Flash so why would Adobe move away from it? Let’s take a look.
Flash has been around since the mid 1990′s when it originated with an application called SmartSketch. Flash is used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. It can also be used to add video and has been very popular since Adobe got their hands on it. While it has been popular there are plenty of people out there who feel that the animation is annoying and intrusive. Towards the end of 2011 a lot of applications started the gradual movement away from Flash in favor of HTML5 and Adobe saw the writing on the wall. Rather then fight a losing battle they too began withdrawing support in favor of throwing their weight behind HTML5. Google showed how they feel about Flash by releasing their mobile Chrome browser sans Flash support so up until now you could still download Adobe Flash Player 11 and have Flash support on your Android device. Starting tomorrow this will no longer be the case. Adobe is putting the kibosh on the Flash Player and those of you who have not downloaded it by tomorrow will be S.O.L. while anyone who has the application on their device right now will be able to continue to use it. There will be some of you out there who may be upset by this choice but HTML5 is really gaining support on the web and it will take big companies like Google and Adobe to get behind it so it can truly flourish. In the meantime if you want to keep Flash support on your phone, head on over to the Play Store link below and get it before it is gone for good!!
Play Store Link-Adobe Flash Player 11