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Ice Cream Sandwich Missing Flash, Final Update Coming at the End of the Year

Posted In News - By Mark Hearn On Monday, November 21st, 2011 8:42am PST With 2 Comments

Android enthusiast across the world have been in awe lately over Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich. In fact so much in awe that it appears that one major/minor (depending on who you ask) detail has been left out. Ice Cream Sandwich doesn’t support Flash, at least not for now.

With Adobe recently announcing the end of mobile Flash support, Google’s latest dessert flavored operating system currently lacks compatibility with the popular/not so popular  (again depending on who you ask) multimedia plugin. All of you Android 4.0 hopefuls fearing the dreaded “missing plugin” error, take a breath and worry not. According to the peeps at Pocket-lint, Adobe will crank out one final update for Flash Player for mobile, which will be compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich. After that, you’re on your own. Here’s to hoping that HTML5 is all it’s cracked up to be.


Source: Pocket-lint

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

  • http://twitter.com/GothPanda Trevor Sacks

    I think it’s about time that we started migrated away from Flash on mobile devices. The only thing you see flash used for is Video players and ads. Videos should be using the HTML5 standards, and flash ads on a site are bad web design.

    Even Adobe has realized that Flash is just a form of duct-tape that was needed in an early web. We don’t need plugins now that we have real ways to do what we’ve wanted to do on the web since the beginning. Adobe has realized this, and is working hard to make sure they don’t miss the boat.

  • Anonymous

    HTML5 and Web M both make videos better. I’ll be happy not to see flash on the phones. I always have to remove it so site will give you better ways to view videos other just don’t work but rarely now since they are made that way for iOS.