2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2013 3:53 PM by corvidapps

    Flash and Android

      I am not exactly sure what Flash does but apparently some websites won't display properly without it? I am wondering why the company decided not to support Flash on Android devices. It is still available on iPads. With android devices getting more popular, this seems strange. Is there anything comparable that can be easily downloaded?

        • Re: Flash and Android
          bklvr896

          Lulugirl28 wrote:

          I am not exactly sure what Flash does but apparently some websites won't display properly without it? I am wondering why the company decided not to support Flash on Android devices. It is still available on iPads. With android devices getting more popular, this seems strange. Is there anything comparable that can be easily downloaded?


          It's never been available for ipad.  Adobe has abandoned support for mobile flash, so tablet users will have to use mobile sites when the main sites require flash.  As to why, you'd have to look at the Adobe site or ask Adobe why they made that decision.

          • Re: Flash and Android
            the ipad does not support flash. I remember version 1.2 of the nook color supported flash. Do the newer versions no longer support it, since Adobe stopped supporting flash on mobile devices?

            The whole thing is pretty messed up. I know Apple and Adobe were fighting over it a lot, but I'm not sure why Adobe decided to just give up completely.

            HTML5 does not work well on Android. I tried releasing an HTML5 Android app and it kept freezing when the user touched the screen multiple times during an animation (which happens a lot with kids). It worked on the iPad though.