Is Android ICS going to support Flash?

Adobe announced it’s going to halt the development of Flash for mobile platforms.

Adobe’s Danny Winokur wrote “We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.”

I don’t know if I understood correctly the sentence above but in my understanding it is apparently said that upcoming new mobile OS versions (such as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) won’t have Adobe’s Flash Player!

I believe this might be huge news and most tech news websites didn’t exactly emphasized this!

Full Flash support was one major feature of Android Froyo (and Gingerbread), was used several times for marketing purposes and as a selling point when compared against iOS and Windows Phone amongst others!

Maybe I misunderstood Adobe’s announcement and it will in fact be possible to install Flash 11.1 on Android 4 ICS because if it’s not, in my opinion, it will be a big disappointment for a lot of Android users that are eagerly waiting to buy the next Nexus phone.

I think the lack of Flash might in fact have an effect on how Android products are compared to the competition. This might make some customers that were in the past looking for a Flash-capable Android, look for an iPhone or those new Nokia Lumia because the Flash argument is now simply gone!

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