11 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2014 6:48 AM by OldFart41

    Android Flash player

    boban77 Level 1

      Hy,I have downloaded and installed flash player on my galaxy s4.I downloaded 4.0 version but still it doesnt work.I tryed everything but everytime I try to watch any video on internet it said that I need to install flash player which is installed?thanks

        • 1. Re: Android Flash player
          Mike M Level 6

          There is no more Flash Player for Android and there won't be another. Android is no longer compatible with Flash Player, since June 2012. Playing Flash content is very processor consumptive and it drains your battery, also shortening the life of it. Android (Google) recommends using either "Dolphin" or "Puffin" as your browser if you need to view Flash content with a mobile device running Android. They're both free in the GooglePlay store. These browsers use "server side" rendering to reduce the load on your device.

          • 2. Re: Android Flash player
            boban77 Level 1

            Yes I know there isn't flash player on android google play store anymore

            but I saw this on your forum so I tried it but it doesnt work

            http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1061194

            • 3. Re: Android Flash player
              Mike M Level 6

              boban77 wrote:

               

              Yes I know there isn't flash player on android google play store anymore

              but I saw this on your forum so I tried it but it doesnt work

              http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1061194

              That's an old article (May 2010) and it was written when Android still worked with Flash Player. There are some folks who still have a device running Android 1 or 2 that it applies for, so it's still up. For 3 or 4, you need one of the server side browsers, since Google has blocked access in Android OS to Flash Player for them.

              • 4. Re: Android Flash player
                boban77 Level 1

                Ouu I didnt see that sorry,and I just downloaded dolphin and this second

                browser and it doesnt work,still asking for flash player.But thank you for

                your help we can just hope that flash player will soon again be on google

                playarket because it's really frustrating.

                • 5. Re: Android Flash player
                  Mike M Level 6

                  boban77 wrote:

                   

                  Ouu I didnt see that sorry,and I just downloaded dolphin and this second

                  browser and it doesnt work,still asking for flash player.But thank you for

                  your help we can just hope that flash player will soon again be on google

                  playarket because it's really frustrating.

                  Google was quite clear when they dropped the support, that Android OS would never again be compatible with Flash technology. Adobe continued releasing "security" fixes up till Spetember 10 last year. That was the last Flash update for Android they'll ever make.

                  HTML5 is the standard for video now and anyone who doesn't use it for video, is literally shutting out half or more of their site visitors. By 2016, it'll be almost impossible to find Flash video on the web. Flash games will still be out there, but video and Flash are parting ways, thanks to phones.

                  • 6. Re: Android Flash player
                    boban77 Level 1

                    It's bad decision from Google,did they gave  explanation why they dropped

                    flash player from market?

                     

                    Yes but there are so many sites that support only flash player and you

                    can't watch it on your phone just because they're stupid decision and it

                    would be fine if there is some other option but they gave us no choice but

                    to watch that videos only from PC which is really stupid for all.

                    • 7. Re: Android Flash player
                      Mike M Level 6

                      The reason they gave is the same one Steve Jobs gave eight years ago when the first iPhone was releaased.

                       

                      "Playing Flash content is processor consumptive and it drains batteries in mobile devices. This also shortens the battery life in these devices. For that reason, iOS will not be compatible with Flash technology."

                       

                      It took more than six years, but Google said the same thing, and followed Apple's lead.

                      • 8. Re: Android Flash player
                        jakson0100 Level 1

                        Which browser are you using ? try to use either "Dolphin" or "Puffin" as your browser if you need to view Flash content with a mobile device running Android.

                        • 9. Re: Android Flash player
                          boban77 Level 1

                          Thank you for your help but I tried both browsers and no way...just cant watch that flash videos

                           

                           

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                          • 10. Re: Android Flash player
                            boban77 Level 1

                            And Im using samsung gs4 android of course

                             

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                            • 11. Re: Android Flash player
                              OldFart41 Level 1

                              I just found "Flash Fox" as a browser that processes Flash.  The audio and video are slightly out of sync, but it beats nothing.  It is working on my Galaxy S3 and Note 10.1 2014 Edition.