Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to Vincentp4)
No Flash for iPads, iPhones, or iPods
Here's why there's is no Flash available for iDevices or other mobile devices. Adobe was unable to provide a product that was suitable to the needs of battery powered mobile devices used for Internet browsing. Existing Flash technology used too much memory, ate battery life, and was buggy. Simply put Flash did not work well on mobile devices.
Apple's Steve Jobs led the escape from Flash dependency when Apple introduced the iPhone, and later introduced the iPad. There was a hue and cry over the omission. Time proved Jobs was right on target.
So this is why there is no Flash for your iPhone or iPad or iPod nor for most SmartPhones. Flash has been abandoned by many sites in favor of supported technologies such as HTML5 or by providing their own custom app.
Here is Steve Jobs official comment on his momentous decision to omit Flash from iDevices: Steve Jobs on Flash.
Here is Adobe's later announcement to cease development of Flash for mobile devices: Adobe on Mobile Flash. Adobe is not providing Flash for Apple iOS devices, and they no longer provide Flash for any other cellular phones. Flash is officially gone.
Now, you are not necessarily out on a limb. There are some apps that can display some Flash, but don't count on there ability to display anything using Flash.
A sample of Apps that can display some Flash content:
3. Photon Flash
Also, note that many sites that use Flash provide their own app for accessing their material. So check with your favorite sites and find out if "there's an app for that."
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to Vincentp4)
It is outrageous that iPad does not support flash player. So now what?
The iPhone came out in 2007. You are harping about a now 5 year old argument.
So now what?
Purchase a competing Android product but make sure it's an older, obsolete one. The current version of Android (Jelly Bean) isn't supported either. Adobe stopped development of the mobile version of Flash this past August. In a short time Flash will simply not be available on any newer mobile devices.
Or you could start emailing web sites and advise them that they need to move forward and update their sites to support modern mobile operating systems.
Other than that you can simply keep ranting and raving but it won't change a thing. Flash is dead on mobile. And the alternative browsers mentioned above are a cruel joke. They may or may not work on one site or the other. It's a total crapshoot.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to lkrupp)
Actually Adobe Flash is supported on Jelly Bean devices, I downloaded on my Note2 and it came installed on my Toshiba tablet. Both of which I bought less than a month ago.
The guy at Best Buy explained that Adobe has stopped "shipping" Flash with Jelly Bean devices pre-installed, but they still offer a download from their website for it.
I can confirm this is true because I went to their site and downloaded it to my Jelly Bean Note 2.
You can see here they have a huge list of versions you can look through for w/e device you have.
Adobe's Archived Flash Versions: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...-versions.html
According to the Adobe Blogs this is never being removed.
If your looking for the latest update and a version for Jelly Bean here is the direct link to the .apk that I am using on my Jelly Bean device right now.
*Latest Adobe Flash Player (As of December 13, 2012): Adobe Flash Player v188.8.131.52, http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...player_ics.apk
As to your comment about it being a 5 year old question, it's actually 6 now, and like I have said each year, if your waiting for flash to die your current device will be obsolete before that happens. So if flash is something you want/need get a different device because if your thinking the web will change before the device in your hand does your mistaken.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 4:35 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)
My response was to Ikrupp, because he said...
"Purchase a competing Android product but make sure it's an older, obsolete one. The current version of Android (Jelly Bean) isn't supported either"
I was simply correcting his error, that in fact Jelly Bean ( the most recent android os ) does support Adobe Flash.