The latest Android 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean will come without a certified Adobe Flash Player, further fuelling the death of the mutimedia software.
Adobe, the makers of the most popular multimedia software, said that they won’t be developing Flash for Android 4.1. Controlling the massive illegal download of the flagship player, Adobe said “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15.”
The company also stated that the software will slowly be phased out of Google Play and will limit updates to users who already have it in their phones. This move came out last year when Adobe announced that it will ditch Flash and move to HTML5. HTML5 has been a common link to get the best solution for multiple platforms.
This means that the new Android 4.1 will have more of HTML5 which means greater compatibility across different platforms. Adobe did manufacture a version of Flash for the last Android upgrade Ice Cream Sandwich. The move indicates that the ‘little green phones’ will not be ‘flashy’ any more.
Adobe has already asked Android users that once they upgrade from the current ICS to the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, they should uninstall Flash Player completely. However, the developers will still have access to an archive of all the versions of the Flash Player for research purpose.