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Adobe Flash Player returns to Google Play Store in UK only

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Sep 2012, 14:22

Citing pressure from "strategic partners" in the UK, including the BBC, Adobe has returned its Flash Player to the Google Play Store for a limited time; the plug-in is still not being made available to those devices running Android 4.1...

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posted on 02 Sep 2012, 14:30 6

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I have Flash working on my N7 - until websites switch to HTML, flash is needed.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 14:48 7

2. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

I hate the fact that everybody is in such a rush to abandon it.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 14:54 9

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

well, like I said, people want it gone (or rather, APPLE and JOBS wanted it gone), then, FINE - bring on HTML5 - otherwise, leave it alone. There are plenty of non-porn sites that still use flash.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 16:19 1

4. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

I genuinely laughed!

Over 70% of the websites I visit/utilize, still use Flash... and a few of them CHARGE for the HTML5 version of the site!


^You can find the oldest and latest versions for Android there (scroll down the page a ways or Ctrl+F - Android), side loads like a charm on my devices!

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 16:55 2

5. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I agree with you that we need to have flash around still I think by keeping it available it slows the progress of newer technology like HTML 5 from being fully implemented.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:12 2

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

We can keep flash till 100% of the website have shifted to html 5. Don't see a problem for the consumer.

Also not all company is interested in marching to the beats of technology and making expensive changes.

The reason why apple and JOBs are so keen to rid of flash is to reduce advertisement revenue leak in their iOS ecosystem.

and also the reason why Google has created an open source Android to maintenance a foothold on the emerging mobile market. Apple only has themselves to blame for their ex-partner, Google to create Android.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 09:27

7. molanjames (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)

I have flash on my s3.

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