Adobe today announced that it has stopped testing its Flash player with the latest version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Adobe thinks that for the best experience of flash features in mobile browsers Flash needs tight integration with a device’s browser and multimedia subsystems (in ways that typical apps do not), which Adobe certifies.
And to the devices that don’t come pre-installed with Flash Player or with an firmware update, Adobe will not allow the installation of the Flash Player from the Google Play Store. Adobe plans to limit access to the Flash Player to only the devices that has been certified and tested by Adobe to use the Flash player from August 15th.
To users of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Adobe recommends uninstalling the Flash player as it may cause instability and unexpected behaviors and updates to the app won’t make it any better.
What do you think, will this lead to downfall of Adobe or this this the cause of Android fragmentation?