Flash Support Will Never See Life On Google Chrome for Android

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Users who were hoping that Google Chrome for Android would eventually get Flash support, may just want to sit down for this one. Adobe has confirmed that Google Chrome for Android , won't be getting Flash support after the limited release, as some hoped. The native browser still supports Flash, but eventually that will be replaced by Google Chrome to help unify Android's mobile browsing experience. Luckily for the Flash devotee's, the Market still provides some excellent third party browsers. Anyone upset with the decision to abandon Flash in favor of HTML5? We'd love to hear your opinions.

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Flash is the only reason I don't own an iPhone so thats a shame
 
I have to say i'm a little disappointed. One of the things I didn't like about my iphone 3g. My gf just happens to be a professional belly dancer. Most of her videos have been done using flash. How am I supposed to watch her dance with swords on her head and breathing fire now? With my incredible, I often used skyfire, it used to tell me that all video content was free for using verizon. Now, every two seconds it asks me to pay for upgrade to video support.
 
I did read that Google is planning to port the current version of Flash to Chrome, and Adobe supports this. Of course it isn't official and who knows when or if we will see it.
 
I guess that means there will always be 3rd party browsers on Android. Not ideal, but still better than the "No soup for you" solution on iOS.
 
Not a big deal for me, I'm loving the beta so far. I already replaced the stock browser icon with the Chrome one on my bottom bar.
 
Not a big deal for me, I'm loving the beta so far. I already replaced the stock browser icon with the Chrome one on my bottom bar.

This.

Chrome runs sooo much faster (not that the stock browser was slow) and I love how I can sync my tabs.
 
Flash is slowly being replaced, so its not like you won't be able to watch videos.

Flash is too old and outdated and really its just its time to die lol

Apple started the push to kill Flash and its working, with Google on support now it will only be time before Flash dies and HTML5 takes over, the way it should be.
 
Yeah at this point I rarely use flash, even my stock browser is set to ondemand. And as more people buy smart phones and taking the place of pcs more sites are moving away from flash. Comparing my favorite site, nfl.com, on a computer with flash plugins and on my browser with out it. 2 years ago you saw a lot of flash plugins on the nfl site. Now we are seeing less and less, infact I can argue that the nfl.com site on my computer is identical with the one on my chrome android browser. Flash is on its way out and I would be surprised if this time last year its still considered a priority in a browser.
 
adobe themselves have said they are going to phase out flash in favor of HTML5, so this doesn't surprise me any
 
Flash is slowly being replaced, so its not like you won't be able to watch videos.

Flash is too old and outdated and really its just its time to die lol

Apple started the push to kill Flash and its working, with Google on support now it will only be time before Flash dies and HTML5 takes over, the way it should be.
When Flash support is "dead" as opposed to "dying", that is when browsers should stop supporting it.

Flash is still in use all over the place though. I rarely need it, but when I do, I need it badly. I really hated it on 2.1 when I wanted to view Flash content but was SOL.
 
When Flash support is "dead" as opposed to "dying", that is when browsers should stop supporting it.

Flash is still in use all over the place though. I rarely need it, but when I do, I need it badly. I really hated it on 2.1 when I wanted to view Flash content but was SOL.

When browsers stop supporting is when sites will stop using flash however, if its not slowly phased out by the browsers first than it will never die as sites don't like making changes they don't have to make. So if the browser no longer supports it, then the sites will be forced to go to HTML5 and thus Flash will die.
 
Flash is an outdated technology whos time has come and gone. Doesn't anyone find it irksome that in the year 2012, you have to install a plugin to view content in your browser? We accept Flash, because we are used to it. But it's time for a browser based standard (HTML5) to replace it.

As an IT person who supports over 800 PCs used in an educational environment, I find it irksome to have to update Flash player multiple times during the semester to keep Youtube! fully functional for the instructors.
 
When browsers stop supporting is when sites will stop using flash however, if its not slowly phased out by the browsers first than it will never die
Um...if HTML5 is really so much better, then why wont it die on its own? what is flash providing that HTML5 is not? Why not just support both standards and let the market decide?

as sites don't like making changes they don't have to make.
That is how it should be IMO. It should not be up to Steve Jobs (or whoever) to dictate what the site owners themselves want to use. They are not entitled to make that decision for me or the site owners IMO.


So if the browser no longer supports it, then the sites will be forced to go to HTML5 and thus Flash will die.
So I should be denied a choice simply because internet web-design nerds want HTML5 to prosper? Really?
 
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