Adobe recently announced in November that it would no longer release its new versions of Flash Player on mobile devices, including those based on Android, with the exception of bug fixes and security updates. The announcement this week of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) by Google has now adviced Adobe to offer their own separate update on Flash support for the Android platform.
But news coming from adobe is that it will not have any support at all for Flash. Devices that don’t have the Flash Player provided by the manufacturer means they are uncertified and the manufacturer has not completed the certification testing requirements. In many cases users from uncertified devices have been able to download the Flash Player from the Google Play Store and in most cases it worked. But this time with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case.
Adobe has also announced that after August 15th, Flash won’t be available for download from the Google Play store. It added that if an older device is upgraded to Android 4.1, Flash “may exhibit unpredictable behavior” on that product.