Minor Flash Player Update Brings Ice Cream Sandwich Support

Pulkit Chandna

Adobe last month said it no longer intended to take on HTML5 with its Flash platform across mobile browsers, hailing the former as the “best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” It also made it clear that the release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook was going to be its last for mobile browsers. But following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Adobe announced it would also be releasing a minor update in December to add Flash and AIR support to the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) device, which did not support these technologies at launch.

That minor update is now available . It comes around the same time as the U.S. launch of the Galaxy Nexus on Thursday. There is nothing noteworthy apart from ICS support. If you don’t believe us, this is what Adobe said : “This release includes no major features but enhancements and bug fixes related to stability, performance, and device compatibility.”

This parting gift from Adobe means that just like some of their other Android brethren, ICS users too will be able to keep themselves entertained with Flash content while they wait for HTML5 to become ubiquitous.

Image Credit: Android Central

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