Adobe Flash does not support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
by Lim Pei Hao
01 July 2012 – After the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at Google I/O, Adobe has issued an announcement on ceasing its support for Flash on Android 4.1, as well as stopping offering the app to new devices on August 15.
The departure of Flash is no surprise, as the company has announced in last November that they have planned to discontinue development for Flash on mobile platform, pushing the focus on Adobe Air. Plus, the company also announced in February that Flash will not support Chrome for Android.
In Adobe’s defense, the company has explained in a blog that the mobile apps provide a richer experience for the user and mobile websites are using HTML5 platform for loading videos.
Nevertheless, the company added that the delisting of Flash in Google Play does not mean the app will be uninstalled from your device. Device which has Flash installed before August 15 will continue to receive updates from Adobe, but it will not work on the latest Jelly Bean operating system.