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No Flash at launch for Ice Cream Sandwich

No Flash at launch for Ice Cream Sandwich

If you lucky owners of the Galaxy Nexus in these first days of its release complete with the first iteration of Ice Cream Sandwich, you'll notice that you do not have Adobe Flash Player installed, nor do you have access to a download on the Android Market - Google has just confirmed with us that this is normal and that Flash support will only come once Adobe makes the call to update the mobile version for Android 4.0. You currently will not have the ability to load either a new version or one of the older versions of Flash Player for Ice Cream Sandwich until Adobe makes the call to update their app to be compatible with this newest version of Android. Don't get too frazzled quite yet though, that's not the whole story.

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Adobe Touch Apps for Android artists released

Adobe Touch Apps for Android artists released

Adobe has released its Touch Apps suite of five-strong graphics packages intended for Android tablets, each priced at $9.99 in the Android Market. The apps - based on functionality from Adobe's Creative Suite - were announced last month, and include Photoshop Touch for image tweaking, Adobe Ideas for sketching, and Adobe Proto, for prototyping mobile apps and websites. Meanwhile, the company has confirmed that iOS versions are in the pipeline, and has launched a new cloud-based collaboration system.

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Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe isn't just axing Flash Player for Mobile, but refocusing its approach toward smart TV as well, pushing native apps rather than Flash compatibility. Although the company will continue to support existing licensees of its Open Screen Project, an Adobe spokesperson told GigaOM, it now believes "the right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience." Meanwhile, RIM has confirmed that it will independently develop Flash for the BlackBerry PlayBook, telling AllThingsD that it has licensed Adobe's source code.

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Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Today there was a rather important announcement made by Adobe regarding the amount of Flash that'll be found on mobile devices in the future: zero - and now that the public and the former leaders of Adobe have gotten full wind, the results aren't good. Of course it's been a point of contention whether or not flash should be on mobile devices for just about as long as there's been a concept of a smartphone, so the markets were bound to react to any sort of big change in the waters here in this situation, and it appears that Adobe really couldn't have gotten much worse of a reaction from stockholders.

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Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Adobe has announced that it will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile devices, confirming rumors that it is shifting to HTML5 as its mobile platform of choice. "HTML5 [is] the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms" Adobe VP Danny Winokur said on the company's official blog, and the firm will work "with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM" to drive the standard further.

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Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe is reportedly preparing to announce it is ditching Mobile Flash development, with no further plans to push Flash Player for mobile devices. The decision, revealed to ZDNet by sources close to Adobe, will mean an end to the ongoing argument over whether Flash support on smartphones and tablets is a benefit to end-users or a hinderance, something which saw Adobe and Apple lock horns on a number of occasions. Moving forward, Adobe will concentrate on Flash on the desktop and using Adobe AIR and HTML5 for mobile deployments.

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Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe has announced that it is extending Air to Smart TVs and the first app to hit the smart TV realm that uses the Air platform is headed to Samsung. The new app is from VH1 and is the I Love the 80's Trivia app. Air is Adobe's rich content platform from cross platform devices. Air extends to TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and computers. The new app will hit Samsung Smart TVs this fall in the US.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe announced that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be available for download tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Time or midnight for folks on the East Coast. These latest updates were detailed back in September and are expected to bring significant improvements such as faster rendering speeds and support for 3D gaming on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices as well as connected TVs.

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