Flash to come for Ice Cream Sandwich by year end – last mobile version
Well Adobe has already cleared the fact that they won’t be developing Flash for mobile devices anymore – but Flash being one of the major selling points for an Android phone does concern half of the mobile industry as well, and so the folks at Pocket-lint went ahead and asked Adobe about the future.
Turns out, Adobe is going to release a version of Flash for Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich by end of this year, in exact words “Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0, and one more release of the Flash Linux Porting Kit - both expected to be released before the end of this year.”
Great, but what next? Android development isn’t going to stop anytime soon, will the next major iteration of Android get some Flash love aswell? Short answer: No.
The Adobe spokesperson added “After that time, Adobe will continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates.” – which technically means no more Flash for mobile devices after ICS, until of course Google takes the porting development in their hands which isn’t likely to happen but still is a possibility.