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Android 4.0 ICS to get Flash support by year end

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It was recently announced that Adobe has decided to stop all the development of the Flash Player for mobile platform and focus all its resources on HTML5’s development. And earlier today we had reported that Flash is not preloaded on the Galaxy Nexus, nor it is available for download from the Android and also there will be no Flash support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the time being.

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Reports have now started coming in with confirmation directly from Adobe that there will be a special version of Adobe Flash player released for ICS only by the end of 2011.

In a statement, Adobe’s spokesperson said, “Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0 – expected to be released before the end of this year.”

Now this is sure to bring in joy for all Samsung Galaxy Nexus users and also the future ICS users, but once the Android 4.0-compatible version of Flash Player is released, Adobe will only offer security patches and bug fixes, and will no longer add features to the browser plug-in. Adobe said, “After that time, Adobe will continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates.”

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