Android Flash Player: How to Get it Now
Adobe delisted Flash Player from Google Play, and you won’t be able to get any updates that fix bugs unless you have a device with Flash already installed or pre-installed by the manufacturer (here’s a list of the Flash-certified Android devices). In other words, Adobe is telling everyone to move on from Flash on their phones.
If you have an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean phone, then Adobe says Flash Player is not supported. If you had Flash pre-installed and updated to 4.1, the company recommends you uninstall Flash, as it is not certified and could “exhibit unpredictable behavior.” If you have a Nexus 7, then the tablet does not come with Flash pre-installed, and the new Chrome browser does not support Flash anyway.
The best source to download a working official version of Flash player is from Adobe’s own site. Once you downloaded the apk file, you can just sideload it to your device with a service such as APKinstall. However, these files are aimed at developers, so installations made from the archive will not receive updates through the Google Play Store (until September 2013, Adobe says). Just keep in mind that this is not recommended by Adobe and that the experience with the plugin can be very poor. Also note that downloading the Flash Player apk file from unofficial sources could open the gates to malware on your phone or tablet, so it’s not recommended to get the file from third-party sources.
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