In February this year, Adobe announced that it will no longer develop further versions of its Flash Player for mobile browsers, and said that the beta version of Chrome for Android will no longer be supported. However, the company added that its Flash Player will continue to run on the stock Android browser. Today, Adobe is announcing that there will be no certified implementations of Flash Player on Android 4.1 a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Adobe added that beginning August 15, it will stop new installations of Flash from Google Play. However, security updates and other vital patches will continue for its existing Flash users.
Adobe added that the easiest way to ensure ongoing access to Flash Player on Android 4.0 and previous versions of the platform is to use certified devices that have Flash Player installed on them by the manufacturer. Android users running uncertified Android 4.0 or earlier devices will have until August 15 to get the Flash Player. “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,” Adobe added.