Adobe was very obvious and public about discontinuing Flash mobile last month. And just in case that break up wasn’t quite clear enough, the developer issued a statement of purpose – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean doesn’t have, and will never get a certification for Flash.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean marks end of Adobe Flash support
The company isn’t quite saying that Flash will never run, but Adobe won’t help you if the browser plug-in doesn’t install on the first Jelly Bean product to be released, Nexus 7.
Just to drive the point home, Adobe is stopping new installations of Flash from Google play from August 15. Security updates and vital bug fixes and other patches will carry on for existing users, though. Any new downloads after that date of August 15, however, will have to come from older versions.
The company has already made it plain that it thinks HTML5 is the way forward on phones and tablets and now we know that it means what it says by putting its money where its mouth is.