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Topic # 112071 25-Nov-2012 15:23 Send private message

So is this the end of the road for android/flash combo?

I think I remember adobe wasn't going to update android flash and now i come across a content (??Youtube origin) on facebook on Opera (not mobile) that cannot be played

On the stock browser you can't even click on it (a friend's post)

Samsung GS2 2.3.6




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  Reply # 722577 25-Nov-2012 15:49 Send private message

On Windows, Chrome comes with Google's built in flash player in the browser.

Do they do that for Android? Does it work with Chrome?

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  Reply # 722580 25-Nov-2012 16:00 Send private message

joker97: So is this the end of the road for android/flash combo?

I think I remember adobe wasn't going to update android flash and now i come across a content (??Youtube origin) on facebook on Opera (not mobile) that cannot be played

On the stock browser you can't even click on it (a friend's post)

Samsung GS2 2.3.6


Unfortunately this is the end for mobile flash, As the websites are updated to require the newer versions of flash adobe have dropped support for it on mobiles.


As a side note you should really upgrade your version of Android, 2.3 is really old & lacks speed & function to alot of the newer OS's
 

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  Reply # 722584 25-Nov-2012 16:26 Send private message

I know that some users with old PowerPC Macs were able to modify the Flash 10.1 plugin (the last PPC version) to report itself as 11.5 - the vast majority of sites that "require" a new version of Flash don't actually make use of the new features. It may be possible to modify the Android Flash player in the same way.

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  Reply # 722586 25-Nov-2012 16:30 Send private message

gzt: On Windows, Chrome comes with Google's built in flash player in the browser.

Do they do that for Android? Does it work with Chrome?


Google Chrome for Android doesn't support flash and it probably will never.




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  Reply # 722588 25-Nov-2012 16:34 Send private message

definitely not on 4.1, not sure about earlier.

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  Reply # 722597 25-Nov-2012 17:01 Send private message

not on 4.0 either.. and then there would be no earlier versions after that, as Chrome was only on 4.0 and up.






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  Reply # 722620 25-Nov-2012 17:28 Send private message

boby55:
joker97: So is this the end of the road for android/flash combo?

I think I remember adobe wasn't going to update android flash and now i come across a content (??Youtube origin) on facebook on Opera (not mobile) that cannot be played

On the stock browser you can't even click on it (a friend's post)

Samsung GS2 2.3.6


Unfortunately this is the end for mobile flash, As the websites are updated to require the newer versions of flash adobe have dropped support for it on mobiles.


As a side note you should really upgrade your version of Android, 2.3 is really old & lacks speed & function to alot of the newer OS's
 


given up with gingerbread




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  Reply # 722621 25-Nov-2012 17:34 Send private message

anyway, the incomprehensible thing is, just tried in on the iOS ... the video plays!!!

*&^% facebook!




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  Reply # 722625 25-Nov-2012 17:44 Send private message

In that case - the video is probably html5 standard. Try Chrome.



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  Reply # 722628 25-Nov-2012 17:49 Send private message

haha that means i really need to re update to android 4 and will have no time for trial and error customromming

oh well :)

good answer anyways marked as such




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  Reply # 722720 25-Nov-2012 21:35 Send private message

ok not so it seems ... if you click on the thing from newsfeed in stock browser it does nothing but if you click it from somewhere else eg one's profile it plays fine

i do remember now my Opera browser sometimes does weird things




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  Reply # 723119 26-Nov-2012 15:36 Send private message

Try Dolphin browser... plays TVNZ,TV3 and iSky on demand

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  Reply # 723122 26-Nov-2012 15:48 Send private message

If you go to the flash player website you can download updated apk's for android, they're not on the market but they are still releasing them quietly.

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