Flash may be going away for mobile, but not just yet. Adobe just launched Flash Player 11 for Ice Cream Sandwich in the Android Market.
This, of course, comes a day after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, which runs this version of Android.
The release doesn’t come with any major features, but it does come with some bug fixes in addition to the new compatibility. Adobe lists known issues as:
– Seeking while video is paused will not update the frame on ICS device
– StageVideo using On2 and Sorenson does not work on ICS devices
– PHDS content plays with audio pops
– OS does not prioritize incoming call – audio remains playing before and after call is received
– Enter key does not work on the multi-line text input field
Some are ready for Flash to go away:
Adobe announced its decision to do away with Flash for mobile last month. At the same time, the company emphasized that it is increasing investments in HTML5. They also cut about 750 jobs. Adobe’s statement said:
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.
Adobe reported its Q4 earnings yesterday. Profits were down 35%, but they beat analyst estimates.