Adobe won’t support Flash on Android Jelly Bean. It’s also stopping new installations from Google Play from August.
Looks like it’s the final nail in the coffin for mobile Flash. And we’re sure most of the internet will join us in saying good riddance.
The crashes. The bugs. The slooooowness. We won’t miss mobile Flash.
Last November, Adobe announced HTML5 was the way to go for playing videos on your phone, saying it would “aggressively contribute” to the software.
Now the latest version of Android won’t be certified for Flash. Security updates and other patches will still be supported, but if you’re hoping for Flash for your Jelly Bean-supported device, you’re bang out of luck.
Looks like the late Steve Jobs was right to pan Flash in his open letter.
I’ll be glad to see the back of Flash on mobiles. Now if only the BBC can get iPlayer to work without it, it’ll make my Friday.