4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 5:19 PM by GKL88

    Flash player installed but not working on Android 4.04 ics

    GKL88 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I have an Idolian Idolpad Plus tablet with android 4.04 ics operating system.

       

      It has a built in browser as well as a Dolphin browser I installed and flash works on neither one for video chat.

       

      I sucessfully installed Adobe Flash player 11.1xxxxxx from the adobe archive site and it is listed as installed.

       

      When I go to a video conference site it does not work, in other computers I have with Linux or windows I can access the "Global Settings" page and "allow" specific web sites and it works on those computers, but on my android tablet when I click to go to the "Global Settings" page it stays there for a fewseconds and redirects to another page that does not have the option of choosing "allow" for specific sites.

       

      Now whether that is the problem or something else I am not sure.

       

      Any ideas appreciated !

       

      (I have tried a lot of things with no success yet)

        • 1. Re: Flash player installed but not working on Android 4.04 ics
          Mike M Level 6

          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."

          This is what I was told 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: "How do I manually install Flash Player on my Android device?"

           

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

          • 2. Re: Flash player installed but not working on Android 4.04 ics
            GKL88 Level 1

            Thanks for the reply and suggestions, I'll keep trying for a while to find a solution.

             

            It is just a puzzle why Adobe would have an archive version available, and it would install successfully on my android 4.04 tablet, but then not work.

             

            Why does the Adobe "Global Settings" page where you normally should be able to "allow" specific URLs come up with a message that flash is required and then quickly redirects to a page for peer network connections that enable does not fix anything.

             

            The flash is listed on my tablet as being installed so why does the Adobe "Global Settings" page say flash is required ?

             

            For a few seconds the box comes up where you can add URLs to allow but before you can use it it quickly redirects to the peer network page.

             

            I know I can't be the first person to have this problem, surely someone out there must have found a solution.

            • 3. Re: Flash player installed but not working on Android 4.04 ics
              Mike M Level 6

              GKL88 wrote:

               

              It is just a puzzle why Adobe would have an archive version available, and it would install successfully on my android 4.04 tablet, but then not work.

              Not at all... occasionally an "older model" Kindle or Galaxy has to be reformatted and reloaded with an Android build that WILL work with Flash, so it has to be available somewhere. The reason Android won't work with FP now is due to an Android decision not to run it. Adobe stopped development when that decision was made.

              • 4. Re: Flash player installed but not working on Android 4.04 ics
                GKL88 Level 1

                Ok, but I am still somewhat puzzled, because the manufacturer's web page for my tablet, an Idolian "Idolpad Plus" says:

                 

                ".....The IdolPad also features a front-facing camera that allows you to take pictures and video chat with friends and family...."

                 

                So video chat is supposed to doable on my tablet, so if Adobe flash can't be made to work on my tablet then there must be some substitute flash program that video conferencing web sites will look at as a substitute, right ?