Flash – it was for every one of us, stood for every one of us, but now it seems the days of Adobe’s omnipresent Player are numbered. Announcing on its blog that it will not be developing a Jelly Bean 4.1 compatible version, Adobe are now looking to phase out Flash in favour of HTML5, beginning with the limitation of updates to those who already have the download, before removing the app from Google Play in August.
“Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15,” stated the post.
Despite previously producing a version especially for Ice Cream Sandwich, the move to HTML5 seems set in stone with Adobe determined that it is the better solution for the differing browsers in use across countless varying smartphones and tablets.
With no future upgrades available and those who install Jelly Bean advised automatically by the app to uninstall the Player completely, it’s a clearly an obligatory August fond farewell to Flash.