The latest business strategy adopted by Adobe is to increase focus on improving service on PCs, the company revealed in its official blog. As a result, there won’t be any further versions of the Flash Player developed for mobile browsers. What this means is that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will not have Adobe Flash player support. Adobe player will also be removed from Google Play site starting August 15 and only the updates to existing installations will be made available in the future. However, Adobe said it will continue to support the stock Android browser even if other mobile browsers are kept out of its ambit.
“Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th,” Adobe revealed in its blog.
Adobe advises its users that they must stick to only certified devices running Android 4.0 or earlier versions that came with Adobe Flash Player pre-installed on them. Others need to have on-board certified Flash Player before August 15 to have un-interrupted access to Flash Player. Adobe mentions, “If a device is upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Future updates to Flash Player will not work. We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.”