Adobe pulls Flash from Android Google Play


Adobe sentenced Flash to mobile death row earlier this summer, announcing their plans to pull Flash from the Google Play store on Aug. 15. On Aug. 15, they pulled the plugin, making users unable to update or install Adobe Flash on their Android device.

What does this mean?

Android devices that already had Adobe Flash player installed will still be able to use the plugin. In a blog update yesterday, Adobe recommended uninstalling Flash Player on all devices upgraded to Android 4.1:

If a device is upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Future updates to Flash Player will not work. We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

Developers may still access archived versions of Flash Player for Android.

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