Believe it or not, Adobe has decided to slowly discontinue Flash Player for Android starting this August which means it’s only a matter of time before websites using Flash will start looking somthing like this on Android Mobile and Tablets…
According to a post on the Adobe blog, Flash Player will not be developed for Android’s next version, 4.1 (or, as many already know it, Jelly Bean), and starting August 15, you won’t be able to install it from the Google Play store. So, if you’re planning on downloading it, just in case, you should do it now before it vanishes.
Once downloaded, you’ll still get updates to flash on your Droid however if you upgrade from Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0, to Jelly Bean (4.1), updates won’t work and Adobe warns users that since the current version is not certified to work with 4.1, it may show some unpredictable behavior. Still, even if there won’t be certified implementations of Flash for Android 4.1, I would think that some developers will try to adapt it (unofficially).
Why the drop of support for Adobe? Adobe says it will focus its efforts on Flash for PC browsing and mobile apps packaged with Adobe AIR.
Now, I don’t know if this shows that Steve Jobs was right about Flash all along, but he certainly would have had a good laugh if he would have still been here with us.