"Flash Player continues to be available on Google Play for users in the UK for a short while due to requests from strategic partners."-Adobe spokesman
Citing requests from its UK "Strategic Partners," Adobe has returned its Flash Player to the Google Play Store, but in the UK only. In early August, Adobe said it was halting development of the software and removed it from the market place
. While Adobe has brought back Flash, albeit in a limited way, it also says that it will soon remove it from the UK Google Play Store once again
. Still, Android users in the region now have a limited opportunity to install the software on their phone. One of the "Strategic Partners" that requested the return of Flash in the UK was the BBC. The British broadcaster uses Flash for its iPlayer application.
Adobe Flash Player is now available for a limited time in the UK
Adobe has included some warnings with the new listing. The version of Flash Player on the UK Google Play Store site will only work on those units running Android 4.0.x which means that phones using the new Jelly Bean OS still will not support the technology
. Another warning indicated that Adobe is still not working on updates for the application.
For those outside of the UK, we recently told you about a manual method to install Flash on your Android model running Android 2.2 through Android 4.0.