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Will the new HDX support flash?


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Initial post: Oct 3, 2013 6:58:41 AM PDT
Will the new HDX support flash?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 7:00:39 AM PDT
S. Dunham says:
Probably not. Flash is going away.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 7:04:32 AM PDT
It's not the Amazon device that's the issue. Adobe *stopped* supporting Flash on Android devices like 15 months ago. Flash is a dinosaur.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 7:51:12 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
No it won't. My understanding is that the underlying OS is Android Jelly Bean and you can't install flash on that at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2013 8:21:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2013 8:22:40 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:
Get your terms correct. It isn't the device and/or OS that "supports" Flash, that makes it seem like Amazon/Android has abandoned Flash (Oh woe is me!). It is Adobe (the creators of Flash) that must support the device and/or OS. And as of November 2011 Adobe announced it will be abandoning Flash support for mobile devices. This abandonment effectively started with the release of Android Jelly Bean. So there is absolutely nothing Amazon can do to "support" Flash. They don't own it, they don't develop it, and they don't decide what it can and can't work on.

So if you want Flash on the Kindle Fire, scream over at the Adobe fora. Good luck with that.
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