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    Is this safe to use on the galaxy s3? Thanks.
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    yes, but I believe that adobe stopped android development for flash player a while ago. You can still get it for your phone by getting the apk off their website and side loading it

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    It will work, but some browsers don't support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quest7 View Post
    Is this safe to use on the galaxy s3? Thanks.
    "Safe" is a subjective term...the fact is that Adobe hasn't released an update for Flash since last August, which means that any security exploits discovered since that time have *not* been patched. Not being an expert on the subject myself, I can't speak to what security holes, if any, do exist for the latest Flash .apk, or to the perceived risk or severity, but given the history of Flash it's probably a safe assumption that the working versions of Flash that exist for Android do have unpatched security vulnerabilities.

    On top of that, fewer and fewer Android browsers work with existing versions of Flash, and as the browsers are updated and Flash is not, that compatibility list keeps getting shorter and shorter.

    I understand the desire to get Flash loaded, and frankly it stinks that many Flash-enabled sites don't provide content that works on mobile platforms, but at some point we as users need to accept the fact that Flash for Android (or any mobile device for that matter) was a failed experiment and is essentially dead. I personally wouldn't recommend loading a 9 month old version of Flash that was never designed to run on Android 4.2 to begin with...but yes, it is possible (for now) to do so if you really need it.
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    I use flash with the stock browser. It doesn't work with Chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintdrinkingpete View Post
    "Safe" is a subjective term...the fact is that Adobe hasn't released an update for Flash since last August, which means that any security exploits discovered since that time have *not* been patched. Not being an expert on the subject myself, I can't speak to what security holes, if any, do exist for the latest Flash .apk, or to the perceived risk or severity, but given the history of Flash it's probably a safe assumption that the working versions of Flash that exist for Android do have unpatched security vulnerabilities.

    On top of that, fewer and fewer Android browsers work with existing versions of Flash, and as the browsers are updated and Flash is not, that compatibility list keeps getting shorter and shorter.

    I understand the desire to get Flash loaded, and frankly it stinks that many Flash-enabled sites don't provide content that works on mobile platforms, but at some point we as users need to accept the fact that Flash for Android (or any mobile device for that matter) was a failed experiment and is essentially dead. I personally wouldn't recommend loading a 9 month old version of Flash that was never designed to run on Android 4.2 to begin with...but yes, it is possible (for now) to do so if you really need it.
    Flash received an update less than a month ago, abd had received a few updates since August.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Flash received an update less than a month ago, abd had received a few updates since August.




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    I was not aware of that...good to know!
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    Not quite sure about that. You posted a link from March 2 months ago. The latest version showing there has been on my phone since Nov 2012. It even states in the post you linked that it is not being updated.

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