Flash archive

  • Adobe Flash Player returns to Google Play store in UK, thanks to BBC
    Phones

    Adobe Flash Player returns to Google Play store in UK, thanks to BBC

    By 30 August 2012

    Adobe Flash is available in the Google Play for UK Android users, following pressure from a group of strategic partners including the BBC. "Flash Player continues to be available on Google Play for users in the UK for a short while, due to requests from...

  • RIP Android Flash - no more updates from today
    Phones

    RIP Android Flash - no more updates from today

    By 15 August 2012

    So that's that then, as we told you last November, today (15 August) is the day that Adobe stops supporting Flash for Mobile - and that means Android. Although Flash Player 11 is still available for download on Google Play, it will no longer be supported...

  • Jelly Bean will not get Flash support and no more Flash Player for Android from 15 August
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    Jelly Bean will not get Flash support and no more Flash Player for Android from 15 August

    By 29 June 2012

    It would appear it’s the end of the road for Android and Flash after Adobe confirmed that the latest Jelly Bean Android 4.1 OS will not support it. What’s more, as of 15 August, Adobe will no longer be offering its Flash Player in the Google Play...

  • Was Kevin the Spaced Penguin the original Angry Bird in space?
    Gaming

    Was Kevin the Spaced Penguin the original Angry Bird in space?

    By 23 March 2012

    It must be said that we're loving Angry Birds Space. The extra elements provided by planetary bodies and gravitational pull make for a more satisfying game than even the original. However, as we zipped our way through the levels, we couldn't help feel...

  • Adobe Flash Player updated, Galaxy Nexus owners breathe easy
    Online

    Adobe Flash Player updated, Galaxy Nexus owners breathe easy

    By 16 December 2011

    Adobe have updated Adobe Flash Player 11, bringing with it compatibility for the latest version of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. When we reviewed the Galaxy Nexus upon launch last month, the omission of Flash support was one of the things we found...

  • Lovefilm ditches Flash: Another nail in the coffin
    Home Cinema

    Lovefilm ditches Flash: Another nail in the coffin

    By 1 December 2011

    With Netflix's imminent UK arrival casting a threatening shadow over Lovefilm, the last thing that the Amazon owned video rental service would have wanted was to have to reshuffle its PC streaming setup. But that's exactly what has happened after the...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update Flashes in
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update Flashes in

    By 25 November 2011

    Despite Flash for mobile being on its death bed, whispering its final goodbyes to the devices it once held so dear, it is getting one last hurrah, courtesy of RIM, with Flash 11.1 arriving on the BlackBerry PlayBook following the latest over the air update....

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #63
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #63

    By 23 November 2011

    The Pocket-lint Podcast turns its attention to Adobe's decision to stop supporting Flash for mobile devices, including Android beyond Ice Cream Sandwich. In addition, Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Dan Sung look at the problems that have surrounded the...

  • No Flash for Android Ice Cream Sandwich yet
    Apps

    No Flash for Android Ice Cream Sandwich yet

    By 21 November 2011

    Google has confirmed what Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners probably already figured out - that there's no Flash support at present for Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The search giant has stated that: "Flash hasn’t been released for ICS yet so as far as we know"...

  • Adobe Flash TV switch off planned
    Online

    Adobe Flash TV switch off planned

    By 10 November 2011

    It looks as if Flash for mobile isn't the only platform that Adobe has no further love for, with the company also set to ditch its Flash TV plans as well. The move comes just a day after Adobe effectively proved Steve Jobs right by killing off Flash for...

  • Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead
    Apps

    Adobe: Flash for mobile is dead

    By 9 November 2011

    Update: Adobe has confirmed the move. Speaking on the Adobe Blog, Danny Winokur, Adobe VP and general manager for interactive development, said: "Adobe is all about enabling designers and developers to create the most expressive content possible, regardless...

  • PlayStation Vita Flash free for launch
    Gaming

    PlayStation Vita Flash free for launch

    By 27 October 2011

    Don't expect any Flash based fun on your Sony PlayStation Vita if you grab one at launch, Adobe's much derided platform will not be supported. There is cookie, JavaScript 1.7 and HTML5 support though, proving that the device will be equipped for web-based...

  • Adobe Flash 11 ready for download - even on your TV
    Apps

    Adobe Flash 11 ready for download - even on your TV

    By 4 October 2011

    The joys of Flash apps look set to grace our television sets thanks to the newly-announced Flash Player 11 and Air 3.  LG and TiVo users have joined in on the televisual Flash app party, alongside Samsung, which allow access to new Air-based applications...

  • Adobe Flash 11 turns the 3D dial up
    Online

    Adobe Flash 11 turns the 3D dial up

    By 21 September 2011

    Adobe has turned the dial up to 11 for Flash, with the latest version of Steve Jobs' favourite software promising console-quality 2D and 3D games over the web to nearly all PCs and many other devices. Other devices whose names aren't proceeded with a...

  • Windows 8 Metro Internet Explorer 10 to be Adobe Flash free
    Laptops

    Windows 8 Metro Internet Explorer 10 to be Adobe Flash free

    By 15 September 2011

    Microsoft is set to release a Flash-free version of Internet Explorer 10 that will ship with the tablet based 'Metro style' iteration of Windows 8. The plan is, according to Microsoft's building Windows 8 blog, to create a "plug in free" experience on...

  • Flash update arrives to save every one of us
    Online

    Flash update arrives to save every one of us

    By 12 August 2011

    Adobe has quietly rolled out a major update to Flash 10.3 across a plethora of platforms that fixes a vulnerability that could have left your devices open for attack. Now, we know that incremental Flash updates are dull - and you've probably got better...

  • Adobe Edge preview build arrives - Flash pulls a sad face
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    Adobe Edge preview build arrives - Flash pulls a sad face

    By 1 August 2011

    Adobe has released an early preview of its brand new HTML 5 web animation and interaction software called Edge. The new software will be built around an open development process, meaning it will be downloadable from Adobe Labs before it even has reached...

  • Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash
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    Google Swiffy: SWF to HTML5 quick as a Flash

    By 29 June 2011

    Google Swiffy has been let loose into the Google Labs - an on the fly conversion tool to make your Flash animations more HTML5 friendly. Swiffy takes a SWF file and converts it in two phases. Firstly the Swiffy compiler processes the SWF file and generates...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues

    By 13 June 2011

    BlackBerry is set to push an over the air update to its PlayBook which should fix issues early adopters are having with Flash. BlackBerry stated on its blog that "while their are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the...

  • Adobe CEO says Honeycomb will overtake the iPad
    Online

    Adobe CEO says Honeycomb will overtake the iPad

    By 3 June 2011

    Adobe's CEO Shantanu Narayen has pointed to Google's Honeycomb as the eventual victor of the current tablet battle with Apple. The flash supporting platform has remained second to Apple's iPad with Android, Google's smartphone OS, now overtaking the iPhone. Adobe...

  • Adobe Flash 10.3 lands on all platforms
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    Adobe Flash 10.3 lands on all platforms

    By 13 May 2011

    Flash 10.3 is here (for Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android) bringing with it "improved stability, stronger security and user privacy protection, and new desktop audio/video capabilities for businesses and developers". Woo-hoo, indeed. More excitingly than...

  • Adobe spills the beans on Android 3.1
    Apps

    Adobe spills the beans on Android 3.1

    By 29 April 2011

    Uh-oh, we think that someone over at Adobe is going to be on the other end of a stern telling off from Google after the tag "Android 3.1" was used on the Android Market listing for Flash 10.2. The, yet-to-be-announced, version of Google's mobile OS is...

  • Best Android-only apps
    Apps

    Best Android-only apps

    By 13 April 2011

    This week on Pocket-lint is Android Week which means that we'll be bringing you all the latest news and info on Google's green robot-fronted OS, as well as a daily round-up of the best apps. We've already presented you with the best gaming apps and the...

  • VIDEO: Adobe Wallaby on pre-release - first step to iPad, iPhone Flash-compatability
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    VIDEO: Adobe Wallaby on pre-release - first step to iPad, iPhone Flash-compatability

    By 9 March 2011

    Adobe Wallaby has been on the cards for a while, and it's been exciting iPad and iPhone owners with the potential that simple Flash to HTML5 conversion could help sites convert their content to run on iOS devices. However, much of the talk has been theorising...

  • Motorola Xoom launching without Flash, update coming later
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom launching without Flash, update coming later

    By 21 February 2011

    The Motorola Xoom tablet will go on sale in the USA in just three days time on the 24 February, however those who plan to snap up the device on day one will no longer be able to gloat that it runs Adobe Flash. While the tablet will be running Google’s...