It seems this is the end of the road for Flash on mobile devices. Adobe tried their best to bring Flash to the mobile world, to both Android and iOS, but we all know what Steve Jobs thought about Flash, so that was never going to become a reality. Flash, even today, has poor performance on mobile devices, unless you own at least a dual core smartphone. With the world moving on to h.264/HTML5 video, there is less and less reason for Adobe to continue to pour resources into developing Flash for mobile/Android.
Both Adobe and Google have said last year that Android 4.0 is the last version to support Flash, and Google also said Chrome wasn’t going to support it when [...]
It is likely that you have some Adobe software installed on your PC or Mac. It could be Adobe Acrobat Reader, it could be Adobe Air, or it could be Adobe Flash Player.
Flash is so popular that Google ships it as a built-in plugin for its Chrome web browser. It is also likely that you have some Adobe software on your Android device, and it would be one (or all) of the same three listed above. All very nice – you can view PDF files on your PC and on your mobile device, you can use Flash on your PC and on your Android phone. But there is a price to pay for all this lovely integration – security. Adobe software is one of the hottest targets for hackers and malware [...]
Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Android that fixes some critical security bugs. The new version of Flash, which, incidentally, is also available for Windows, Linux and OS X, fixes security vulnerabilities in Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected phone or tablet.
The update fixes two problems – the first is a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D, a part of Flash which is used to determine the position and [...]
So it looks like Flash is not completely dead. Today, Adobe announced that they will indeed release one more version of Flash which will support Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. Even though Adobe announced a few weeks ago that it would no longer develop their mobile version of Flash, and just stick to HTML5. So far the Galaxy Nexus, which is only available in the UK right now, is flash less – unfortunate but most people don’t use it.
Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for [...]
The Adobe Flash Player, which has been present in Android handsets prior to the Galaxy Nexus, is, surprisingly, not present in the Galaxy Nexus. According to Google, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does not currently support Flash.
Google confirmed to SlashGear the absence of the Flash Player in both the flagship Google phone and its brand-new operating system, Android 4.0. Apparently, Google is waiting for Adobe to update the mobile version of the Flash Player for Android 4.0. Consequently, neither the latest version or the older versions of Flash Player will be available to users of the Galaxy Nexus or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich–at least [...]
Adobe is causing quite a commotion among Android lovers with its soon-to-be-launched app, the Adobe Photoshop Touch. Its availability will give consumers the chance to enjoy the power of Photoshop anywhere they go.
The features that are to be offered by the app make it one of the most awaited and coolest tablet tool this year. The app will be officially available in the Android Market this November. Although that will be a few weeks before it will be available for Android devices, the software is already polished and easy to navigate, works perfectly, and powerful enough to give almost the same results as that of the computer [...]
Hang on tight as Adobe announces its newest Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to bring faster 2D and 3D gaming and video playback on your Android devices.
Compared to its predecessors, Flash Player 10 and AIR 2, the updated versions enable over 1,000 times improvement in performance for 2D and 3D graphics. The updated versions will reportedly deliver a smooth 60-fps graphics rendering for console-quality graphics on desktops, tablets, and even mobile phones.
Adobe recently told the public that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be publicly available this early October. These updates will introduce its new technology to a large scale of [...]
It’s a session of good news from Adobe right now. Not only have they fixed the security vulnerability effecting Android devices with Flash, but they may also be set to release a version of Adobe AIR for Android in the not too distant future.
I am often asked what Adobe AIR actually is, in particular by gadget enthusiasts who are not super technical. Adobe AIR isn’t just a catchy name; AIR actually stands for something: Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). So, Adobe Integrated Runtime is an environment that allows one piece of code written on a Windows machine to run perfectly on a Linux machine or indeed your mobile phone. The [...]
PCWorld are reporting that an Adobe spokesperson contacted them very recently to reveal that, “A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android operating systems. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.”
It strikes me that this statement could have been shortened to read, “Right now, a critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player for pretty much all devices and all versions”. But hey, you gotta be [...]