3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2014 3:32 PM by Mike M

    why flash player not gifted to android tabs?

    pearlysan4u

      I am using adobe connect to attend an online course virtual classroom session.

      And I need adobe flash player version 11.2 or greater, but the adobe terms and conditions reminds me that flashplayer can be used only in desktop and mobile devices. I'm using Google nexus 7 tab with android kitkat OS. What sort of discrimination is this? I am not able to understand the conspiracy behind this. I request the adobe company to please enable flash player for android tabs at the earliest.

      Regards

      San

      India

        • 1. Re: why flash player not gifted to android tabs?
          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.

          THAT's because Google (Android) made the decision to end compatibility.

          Historically:

           

          2008 (March) - Apple® releases the first iPhone, using iOS®. Steve Jobs is insistent and adamant that iOS® is NOT compatible with Flash® and NEVER WILL BE. Jobs' reasoning is that playing Flash® content is processor consumptive and it drains batteries, thus shortening the life of them in mobile devices. In six years, that hasn't changed. Not for the iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch™. It never will change and there never will be a Flash Player® for iOS®.

          2008 (September) - Google® introduces Android™ to compete with iOS®, for people who don't want to pay what Apple® is asking for an iPhone®. Android®, unlike its Apple® counterpart IS compatible with Flash®.

          2012 (June) - Android™ (Google®) announces the end of support for Flash® with Android™ 4.3. Going forward NO Android™ devices will be compatible with Flash®, but older versions on older devices can still be loaded with "legacy" builds still available from Adobe®. Android™ (Google®) cites the same reason Apple® did for the decision to end support for Flash®. Adobe® continues to release security patches to Flash Player® for Android™ until September 2013, announcing the "end of life" for Android™ Flash® September 10.

           

          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 availabe in the GooglePlay store. These browsers use "server side" rendering to reduce the load on your device.

           

          https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser

           

          https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmosa.puffinFree

          • 2. Re: why flash player not gifted to android tabs?
            pearlysan4u Level 1

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            > I agree with you

            > But flash player is connected to many shareware applications like adobe connect, browsers etc. Even windows phone doesn't execute flash player. Its not an OS issue. It is the user issue. So indirectly it discourages the tab users to switch back to desktops. May be one day your software policies will force us to use floppy disks taking back to the john von Newman. Playing with abacuss. Users time is precious and how can the companies be blind and blank hearted about user requirements? See battery getting down is a hardware issue. It should be addressed to the hardware vendor. When adobe has monopolized the flash dependent applications from the beginning of the GUI generation, why such a controversy now?

            > Anyway I'm terribly disappointed about the termination of flash player in android. The virtual war should not kill the innocent netizens like us.

            > Ok thank you for your consoling reply.

            > Regards

            > Sanath

            >

            > On Apr 2, 2014 9:11 PM, "Mike M" <forums_noreply@adobe.com> wrote:

            > >

            > > Re: why flash player not gifted to android tabs?

            > > created by Mike M in Installing Flash Player - View the full discussion

            > > ________________________________

            > >

            > > There is no more Flash Player for Android and there won't be another. Android is no longer compatible with Flash Player.

            > >

            > > THAT's because Google (Android) made the decision to end compatibility.

            > >

            > > Historically:

            > >

            > > 

            > >

            > > 2008 (March) - Apple® releases the first iPhone, using iOS®. Steve Jobs is insistent and adamant that iOS® is NOT compatible with Flash® and NEVER WILL BE. Jobs' reasoning is that playing Flash® content is processor consumptive and it drains batteries, thus shortening the life of them in mobile devices. In six years, that hasn't changed. Not for the iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch™. It never will change and there never will be a Flash Player® for iOS®.

            > >

            > > 2008 (September) - Google® introduces Android™ to compete with iOS®, for people who don't want to pay what Apple® is asking for an iPhone®. Android®, unlike its Apple® counterpart IS compatible with Flash®.

            > >

            > > 2012 (June) - Android™ (Google®) announces the end of support for Flash® with Android™ 4.3. Going forward NO Android™ devices will be compatible with Flash®, but older versions on older devices can still be loaded with "legacy" builds still available from Adobe®. Android™ (Google®) cites the same reason Apple® did for the decision to end support for Flash®. Adobe® continues to release security patches to Flash Player® for Android™ until September 2013, announcing the "end of life" for Android™ Flash® September 10.

            > >

            > > 

            > >

            > > 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 availabe in the GooglePlay store. These browsers use "server side" rendering to reduce the load on your device.

            > >

            > > 

            > >

            > > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser

            > >

            > > 

            > >

            > > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmosa.puffinFree

            > >

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            • 3. Re: why flash player not gifted to android tabs?
              Mike M Level 6

              I can appreciate your frustration, but the decision to end Flash Player support was made by Android (Google), and not Adobe. Apple's iOS has never been compatible, and Android was only compatible for three and a half years beforee Google "pulled the plug" on it. Once the decision was made to drop support, Adobe continued to release security updates for older versions for fourteen months, but there is no sense in continuing to develop a product for a platform that is no longer able to use it, so they stopped even the "legacy" updates.

               

              Fact is: Apple (iOS), Google, Samsung and other Android product makers don't want you using their devices for Flash content. They're doing all they can and will continue to do more, to discourage and prevent it. Adobe is simply accomodating their intentions.