An emotional farewell for Adobe Flash Player Plug-in from Android Google Play Store! Adobe has announced that it is pulling out its Adobe Flash player plug-in from android Google Play Store with effect from today.
This follows recent decision of Adobe to halt the development of its Flash software for mobile phones across the world. However, the company will be still developing their software for computers. These plug-in allowed users of android mobile phones to view multimedia content in Flash format through a mobile web browser.
Adobe ‘Air’ tool
The announcement of Adobe extending continued support for its ‘Air’ tool comes as a relief for developers. This tool allows developers for transforming Flash-enabled web based applications to standalone mobile apps. The announcement of withdrawal of Adobe Flash plug-ins came as a surprise for many android users and developers since it was so popular in Google Play that almost two –thirds of users gave it a top score.
Adobe claims that the ‘unpredictable behavior’ of its Flash plug-in with the latest version of the android Jelly Bean operating system is the main reason of its removal from Google Play Store. Adobe has also asked smartphone users having Flash plug-in already installed in their device to uninstall the plug-in.
This is applicable for users who have upgraded their mobile phone devices to the latest android operating system. The company sources have also announced that they will continue to offer security updates and bug fixes until the September month of 2013.
Ever since the announcement about Adobe Flash Plug-in withdrawal from android Google Play Store came, reports of users getting unhappy with the decision has started coming online. One of the user was stated as saying,”Flash was the reason I bought a Galaxy Tab instead of iPad! I can’t believe Adobe and Google would do this.” Another user was stated as saying, “This is the single biggest difference between android and iOS web experience. Seemingly half the web is still based on Flash, and my device is now powerless to view any of that content.”