Adobe Flash app exits the Google Play Android store today

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flash-logo.pngToday is the final day you’ll be able to grab Adobe’s Flash app for Android devices from the Google Play store. Following through on their announcement last November that they’d be pulling the plug on the app, only those with devices that have the app already installed or have bought a device that has the app pre-installed will receive ongoing support from Adobe going forward.

“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,” explained Adobe.

“The easiest way to ensure ongoing access to Flash Player on Android 4.0 or earlier devices is to use certified devices and ensure that the Flash Player is either pre-installed by the manufacturer or installed from Google Play Store before August 15.”

Adobe won’t give up on Flash altogether. Instead, they’ll be focussing on the desktop versions of the app, with the focus for mobile going forward shifting to apps packaged with Adobe Air instead.

But, if you’ve yet to install the Flash app on your Android mobile, you know what to do. You’ve still a few hours left to grab it here.

Gerald Lynch
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  • Goodbye Flash/Flex…  Probably one of the biggest casualties of Apple’s “innovative” marketing.

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