Android 4.1 Jelly won’t support Flash, confirms Adobe
We have known that Adobe will not be supporting any Flash support for the future as the company feel that HTML5 is the next big thing.
The Flash support from Adobe did go on to arrive on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS but with the release of the Android 4.1 jelly Bean, Adobe has once again clarified from its side that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would not have any Flash Support.
Now this could definitely be a setback to all the users who are excited about the Jelly Bean update but then, that is the bitter truth. Last year in November, Adobe had declared that it would not go on to support the Flash development.
Devices that don’t have the Flash Player provided by the manufacturer typically are uncertified, meaning the manufacturer has not completed the certification testing requirements. In many cases users of uncertified devices have been able to download the Flash Player from the Google Play Store, and in most cases it worked. However, with Android 4.1 this is no longer going to be the case, as we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options. There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1.
So initially this is going to affect the recently launched Nexus 7 tablet as it arrives on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and later on to all devices that get updated to Android 4.1.
Also users were alternatively able to download Flash from the Google Play Store but beginning August 15, Adobe will be halting that access too so no user will be able to download Flash from Google Play.