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Google Confirms There’s No Flash In Ice Cream Sandwich, But Promises It’s Coming

Flash Player on AndroidIf you’re one of the early adopters of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you will have already discovered that Google’s latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system does not come with Adobe Flash Player. No, this isn’t a mistake, or another incomplete Google release, it was meant to be that way.

Google has confirmed that Flash isn’t yet available for Ice Cream Sandwich, but promises those who are using it that support is coming from Adobe. “Flash hasn’t been released for ICS yet so as far as we know,” the internet search giant said, but “Adobe will support Flash for ICS.”

Of course, following Adobe’s recent decision to kill Flash Player for mobile devices, you would have been forgiven for thinking that Ice Cream Sandwich was destined to live a life without Flash altogether. But those of you who aren’t quite ready to give it up just yet will be pleased by Google’s latest promise.

Neither company has given Flash for Ice Cream Sandwich a release date yet, however, you will have to wait for the latest release. Previous versions of Flash Player for Android simply will not run under the latest OS, according to Pocket-lint.

Are you pleased that Flash Player is coming to Ice Cream Sandwich, or are you ready to wave goodbye to it?

[via Pocket-lint]

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