Finally, the time has come. Yesterday, Adobe announced that it is forbid to download and install Flash on Android devices, which means Adobe gave up 85% of its mobile market share. Let’s say goodbye to Flash on mobile, officially.
When God closes a door, he opens a window for you. Since the door is closed for Flash on Jelly Bean, is there any window left? The answer is yes. You can still view rich media content on Jelly Bean devices. Here’s how to install Adobe Flash on Nexus 7 or other Jelly Bean devices.
It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of Adobe Flash. What started out as a simple animation program 15 years ago has been transformed over time into a full-fledged development platform for interactive apps on the Web. Now, Flash Professional CS6 has evolved into a powerful authoring environment for creating animation and multimedia content for immersive interactivity across desktops, devices, tablets, and televisions.
With the announcement last month that Adobe is no longer providing certifications for flash on Android 4.1, it seems clear. Flash is dying.
While mobile sites are fast transitioning to advanced platforms like HTML5 and Adobe AIR, Adobe is halting itself the development of flash player on Android run devices. Going by the post on Adobe’s official blog, the company has decided to stop developing Adobe Flash Player for versions after the Android 4.0 OS smartphones.
HTML5 and other standards haven’t yet caught up to Flash Player, but Adobe thinks they can surpass it — and it’s working to make that happen. Also: What to do about the Retina display conundrum?
Mozilla and Adobe pointed fingers, but eventually fixed multiple crash bugs
Adobe made a stop in Chicago for their North American Flash Tour.
The Flash Tour took place on May 16, 2012 at the Leo Burnett offices, and Adobe evangelists Mike Chambers and Lee Brimelow were on hand to talk about the future of Adobe Flash and what’s new and upcoming for the technology. Flash is widely used for online advertising, the videos on YouTube, among many other uses like online games.
Summary: Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 8 will support Flash. Finally, a selling point for the tablet. While it’s not exactly “full fat” Flash, it could keep the add-on in play for years to come.
May 7, 2012, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe Creative Suite 6 software. The CS6 product line includes powerful new releases of Photoshop, InDesign, lllustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and other products as well as four suite versions – Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium; Creative Suite 6 Design Standard; Creative Suite 6 Production Premium; and Creative Suite 6 Master Collection.