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adobe flash player on android tablets?

Sep 11, 2013 3:58 PM

I would like to have the adobe flash player on my android tablet but when I try to download it I get a message saying it isnt supported by my device.  I do have AFP on my android phone.  Why can't it work on the tablet?

BECKI KRZYWDIK

 
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    Sep 11, 2013 4:42 PM   in reply to bkrzywdik

    If your Tablet is newer than May 2012 Flash Player isn't supported by Android.

    Adobe stopped ALL development of Flash for Android last year. (July 2012) That includes Kindle as well as Samsung Tablets. Additionally, Samsung and Amazon have ended support for Flash in ALL of their newest tablet models.

     

    The following is from Samsung Support (07/31/2013):

    "Beginning August 15, 2012 we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. 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 15th, 2012."

     

    And from Kindle Support (07/31/2013):

    "The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 1st Generation supports some, but not all, versions of Flash. Adobe Flash is pre-installed on a 1st Generation Kindle Fire and is disabled by default.

    If you see a message to install Flash while using your Kindle Fire, this means that the content you're attempting to view uses Flash. If you want to view the content, you'll need to enable Flash through the Silk settings menu.

    If a web page suffers from slow performance due to Flash, or you're unable to view a web page with Flash enabled, we recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a Flash-heavy website to see if that solves your problem:

    Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps library on your Kindle Fire, for availability.

    The Amazon Silk web browser on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9" doesn't support Flash.

    Some sites use alternative web technologies to Flash in their mobile versions. We recommend switching to mobile view when browsing a website with Flash content to see if that solves your problem:

    Some popular websites may also have an app available. Check Amazon Appstore, accessible through the Apps or Games library on your Kindle Fire, for availability."

     

    See: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions. html

    There are older versions of Flash Player (for Android) at that link, but there are no guarantees any of them will work.

     

    See also: "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?"

     

    You can find info about "Dolphin" for Android at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser It seems to be the browser of choice to play Flash content on an Android device.

     

    Also, check the Android forums to see what their "gurus" recommend.

     
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