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Adobe Flash Player App Updated to Include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Compatibility

Adobe has updated its Flash Player App for Android devices to ensure it is future proofed for the next generation of smartphones and tablet devices.

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK and Europe last month, there was a slight panic because Flash Player didn’t work on the new version of Android. However, Adobe has recognised the need for Android 4.0 support and released an update today – panic over.

Although the web is fast moving to the new standard of HTML5 for video and interactive content, we’re still in need of Flash Player in order to handle animation s and various embedded videos around the web. Despite Flash seemingly winding down for mobile devices, we’re very glad that Adobe had brought Flash Player to the Galaxy Nexus.

Websites such as BBC iPlayer, iTV Player and the LoveFilm site all utilise Flash, so we found that we were out of luck when we tried to stream from them with the Galaxy Nexus when we did our video review.

Other than support for Android 4.0 devices, of which currently there is one, the update contains several bug fixes, though no new features. You can grab the update through the Android Market, free of charge of course, and it should just take a few seconds to download and install due to its small size.

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