1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 18, 2014 4:28 AM by Mike M

    What version of adobe flash player

    tumey85

      Could yoiu tell me what version of adobe flash player do I need for my android device, and how do I install it?

        • 1. Re: What version of adobe 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.

          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 youu se either Dolphin or Puffin as your browser if you must view Flash content, but they try to discourage it for the aboe outlined reasons.