Adobe: Flash not supported on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
July 02nd, 2012 - 11:45 am ET by C. D.
Confirming a decision made in November 2011, Adobe won’t provide support for their Flash technology on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Never integrated by Apple into their iOS platform, Flash was present on Android... until Adobe announced the end of its support in November 2011 with the last version of Flash Player 11.1.
With the release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the editor has reminded everyone of this decision, while pointing out that while Flash Player remains available on the Google Play portal, it hasn’t been certified or tested on Android Jelly Bean (and it won’t be).
Without certification, Adobe can’t guarantee that the Flash Player program will work on Android handsets. It has been announced that from the 15th of August, it will use the portals functions to limit the access to Flash Player only to mobile devices that already have the application installed (for users that want to use the latest available version).
Non-certified devices will therefore not have the possibility of installing Adobe Flash Player from the Google Play portal after tis date. The editor offers a list of Android mobile devices that are Flash certified.
They also warn that in the event that these Android 4.0 certified devices are migrated to Android 4.1, Flash Player’s operation may become erratic. It is therefore recommended that it is uninstalled.