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Mozilla finally killing off Adobe Flash in Firefox version 56

Mozilla Firefox version 56, currently in beta, will finally end support for Adobe Flash as Mozilla prepares to remove it from all of its properties by the end of 2020.

Published onSeptember 26, 2017

For a technology that was put on the chopping block in 2010, Flash has sure had some staying power. The nails are still slowly being hammered into that particular coffin, however, as Android Police reports that Firefox 56 for Android, its next big update, will not support Adobe’s multimedia plugin.

Firefox has previously said that it plans to remove Flash from all of its properties by the end of 2020, but the currently-in-development version 56 of the web browser will see it disappear from Android for good. The upcoming update will mean that Firefox, for the first time, will require Android version 4.1 or higher — the same version at which Android also officially stopped supporting Flash.

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The loss of Flash support for Firefox shouldn’t pose much in the way of issues for Android users, however. It has already been dropped from the majority websites and many iPhone and Android users not using a flash-compatible browser probably haven’t even noticed its absence. For those who want to make use of it, however, you can still use Dolphin.

The Firefox Beta app is now at version 56, and you can download that via the link below. To keep tabs on whether Flash is dead yet, or not, you can visit the dedicated website.

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