They said it was coming and lo, Adobe make it so. Flash Player 11.1 is available to download from the Android Market now.
This latest, and possibly last, major release brings the promised support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So early adopters of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus can finally get their Flash fix. Kongregate games, Newgrounds animations and annoying banner ads, here we come.
There’s a few issues to be fixed for Ice Cream Sandwich-running devices, so while we won’t be seeing rollouts for future versions of Android, we expect small patches to fix specific issues to be rolled out. Adobe’s release notes state that the following needs to be nipped in the bud:
- 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
Adobe has said that it’s going to stop developing Flash for mobile browsers going forwards so this is something of a last hurrah. Adobe is now wholeheartedly and ‘aggressively’ getting behind HTML5 for browsers and Adobe AIR for future apps and games.
Adobe Flash Player 11.1 is available to download from the Market now for virtually all Android devices out there, tablets and phones alike.