Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, Flash on mobile is now completely dead. "There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1. Beginning August 15th we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th."
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Rahul
Member since:
2005-07-06

You dont need such a elaborate defense of Flash. Yes, it is available from http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive... and users with more knowledge could still get it but it is clear that Adobe is slowly phasing it out more and more and while it is technically going to be used for sometime still, it is dead in the sense Cobol is dead.

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KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

I know COBOL's alive (and well?) in the financial industry; to this day banks spend a lot of money on keeping their COBOL-based stuff up and running.

But Flash is a *consumer*-oriented technology. And if consumers don't have it on their devices, why would companies spend a lot of money to keep Flash-based stuff up and running (let alone make more of it)?

Flash's future seems much darker than COBOL's.

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

There will be a ton of Flash content still around in the web for a long time to come. Think games or whatever and that will keep the need for a Flash player alive for atleast a decade. It will be just new content that migrates over to other technologies at first and then all the actively used content will move over as well. Much of the old content wont change.

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