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Why are Adobe discontinuing Flash on Mobile devices?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Johnnytoxic, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Johnnytoxic

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    As of Jellybean it seems Flash won't be available. I can't understand why they would do this and discontinue there own product?
     
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  2. Hxc

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    Because flash on mobile is a **** technology.
     
  3. Johnnytoxic

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    Works fine for me, iPhone user per chance?
     
  4. Nexus18

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    Yeah also a bit miffed about this as well!

    No idea why, as it was a big advantage of android.
     
  5. Hxc

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    Nope, Blackberry user at present but play frequently with a few other high end Android phones.

    Flash in general is a **** technology and I cannot wait till HTML5 becomes fully mainstream so that it can be all but removed from the web except for truly interactive uses like casual games.
     
  6. sarge78

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    So far Flash player on Android has been more stable than HTML5. It's been awesome for streaming Euro 2012 matches from the BBC/ITV, I'll miss the guarantee of high quality desktop content. :(

    It might be integrated via Pepper Plugin API for Chrome Android or Opera in the future (the only way you can get Flash player on Linux?)
     
  7. m4rk84

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    It still works fine in 4.1 Jellybean, just not with the new default browser Chrome.

    You can however install Flash just fine and run it through Firefox which now supports Flash.

    However Adobe are clearly trying to kill Flash as fast as they possibly can for whatever reason, they seem to be starting the killing on Android first so don't expect Flash to be relevant at all for too much longer. Which is actually probably a good thing as it's time has come and it needs to make way for superior technologies.
     
  8. Hxc

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    TVCatchup streams in native video formats.

    If people want to use Flash on devices like android they should be using AIR.
     
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  9. reflux

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    Unfortunately this happens when one company (ie Apple) is able to dictate what others do simply because of market share. Personally I'd like to have the choice to have Flash or not have Flash, but because Steve didn't like it, we don't get it at all.
     
  10. Frenzy

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    Also annoyed as I use it for my porn sites :(
     
  11. Nexus18

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    LOL :D
     
  12. mrk

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    Well just install the old version then?

    It's going to be available. They just won't update Flash is all.
     
  13. Cosimo

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    You'll just have to give them up. :p:D
     
  14. sarge78

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    Why? It runs great and has little impact on battery life.

    The BBC are running both a Flash and HTML5 live Wimbledon web feed, you can try them both on your mobile device. (imagine it was a court 13 match that isn't on a native app like TVCatchup)
    The Flash version is much more stable and consistent, HTML5 is still a year or two off prime time.
     
  15. Hxc

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    It has significant impact on battery life in my experience. AIR is a native and supports full system integration.

    HTML5 is not prime time yet, but it's being hindered by everyone using Flash still. The sooner Adobe kills it off the better for the web.
     
  16. Immsy

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    Browser plugins just dont work very well on mobile in general. Flash will live on just as AIR, not in the browser.
     
  17. Robbo

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    Your honesty is admirable.
     
  18. BMox81

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    Still doesn't work on Chrome though.
     
  19. oli356

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    It will be ok :cool: They have all been changed to use HTML5 or whatever, work on iPads lol.
     
  20. Frenzy

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    I'm always honest :)

    If I can download an old version I'm sure I will be fine, I know we need a more efficient standard and one will appear (html5) to replace flash. It is just the transition where there is nothing that I was worried about. I guess most sites will be preparing after hearing the news.
     


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