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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0brad0
Member since:
2007-05-05

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.


Then people are doomed to be able to access said content. Oh well, that's what you get for putting content in proprietary formats. I won't miss Flash at all. It's already a pain in the ass now never mind many years from now.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There were no alternatives if you actually wanted to do something (say an action browser game 10 or 5 years ago, or video streaming site 5+ years ago - well, video had alternatives, but they were much worse*), instead of just complaining.

* and desktop browser implementations of HTML5 video somehow manage to be even more demanding on resources than Flash is - on slow or old machines, it's still much better to just set mplayer ~plugin to hijack the playback of video streams.

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