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    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    Adobe Flash Player has had a multitude of security issues over the years ( Adobe - Security bulletins and advisories ) and introduces new ways to crash browsers with every new browser and/or operating system update.

    Why would anyone want to install this on a current Android device now that Adobe has stopped supporting and updating it?

    I've never been a huge fan of Apple's business model, but I think Steve Jobs hit the nail on the head when he explained why the iPad/iPhone/iEtc would never have Flash support. See Thoughts on Flash
  2. Thread Author  Thread Author    #27  

    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    Adobe Flash Player has had a multitude of security issues over the years ( Adobe - Security bulletins and advisories ) and introduces new ways to crash browsers with every new browser and/or operating system update.

    Why would anyone want to install this on a current Android device now that Adobe has stopped supporting and updating it?

    I've never been a huge fan of Apple's business model, but I think Steve Jobs hit the nail on the head when he explained why the iPad/iPhone/iEtc would never have Flash support. See Thoughts on Flash
    People want it because it was, and still is, the dominate standard for multimedia on webpages. If you don't have it, then you don't really have a true desktop browsing experience on your phone or tablet.

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    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyLocz14 View Post
    People want it because it was, and still is, the dominate standard for multimedia on webpages. If you don't have it, then you don't really have a true desktop browsing experience on your phone or tablet.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    And without a minimum 19" monitor on your phone you don't get "a true desktop browsing experience" either.

    Look, this isn't about browsing experience or about right or wrong or anything else. It is about the very simple fact that ADOBE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTING FLASH FOR MOBILE DEVICES. That means that the next security flaw to be found (and, if history be your guide, there will be many) WILL NOT BE FIXED. The next browser or OS update which causes Flash player to crash devices right and left (there have been many of those as well) WILL NOT BE FIXED.

    Why would Google continue to load Flash Player on any of its devices under those circumstances? Oh, and by the way, the last OS update to my Samsung Galaxy II 10.1 removed Flash support as well. One could jump to the conclusion that all vendors are dropping Flash support, probably because ADOBE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTING FLASH FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

    Honestly, I just don't get the gist of this argument. There are many things in life I would like (a winning Powerball ticket would be nice) but, if ADOBE HAS KILLED FLASH PLAYER FOR MOBILE DEVICES, maybe it is time to move on, don't you think?
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  4. #29  

    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    While looking for a flash enabled browser I found xScope Pro. It works amazingly smooth with the desktop site versions so I recommend giving it a try. It is a paid app on the play store but it is way better than other free alternatives like Dolphin, Molphin, etc.

    Flash is now more powerful than Adobe so they simply can not stop it. I think that they make a huge misstake, probably under pressure from Apple. Missing the official support from Adobe for mobile flash is no excse for not viewing the desktop site versions on N4. The separation of mobile vs desctop sites will very soon go away. N4 has a quad core processor and is fully capable of rendering desktop sites. Even Google Chrome has the option for requesting a desktop site version.

    Last separation to go away is the mouse pointing device. Wondows 8 interface is already supporting touch screens so in this regard the desktop experience will move close to the mobile one.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #30  

    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    And without a minimum 19" monitor on your phone you don't get "a true desktop browsing experience" either.

    Look, this isn't about browsing experience or about right or wrong or anything else. It is about the very simple fact that ADOBE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTING FLASH FOR MOBILE DEVICES. That means that the next security flaw to be found (and, if history be your guide, there will be many) WILL NOT BE FIXED. The next browser or OS update which causes Flash player to crash devices right and left (there have been many of those as well) WILL NOT BE FIXED.

    Why would Google continue to load Flash Player on any of its devices under those circumstances? Oh, and by the way, the last OS update to my Samsung Galaxy II 10.1 removed Flash support as well. One could jump to the conclusion that all vendors are dropping Flash support, probably because ADOBE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTING FLASH FOR MOBILE DEVICES.

    Honestly, I just don't get the gist of this argument. There are many things in life I would like (a winning Powerball ticket would be nice) but, if ADOBE HAS KILLED FLASH PLAYER FOR MOBILE DEVICES, maybe it is time to move on, don't you think?
    Google never loaded Flash onto its devices in the first place. Adobe Flash Player is a plugin that the user chooses to download and use. There are still ways to enjoy Flash on Android devices, and the dev community will be active in keeping Flash alive on Android for as long as possible, until the day comes that HTML5 replaces Flash across the world wide web.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Installing Adobe Flash Player on the N4

    In theory, it's nice that you should put your efforts towards convincing people to switch their content away from Flash.
    In reality, sometimes the site you need is Flash based and your real-life options are to use Flash or not be able to access the site.
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