Wish they would allow Adobe Flash

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You know, I understood when iPhone 3gs came out and Apple said, look we don't think Flash will be as popular 3 years down the line due to html5 so we are not going to make it a part of the iPhone. But it's something that obviously is still widely used and apple should implement it!
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You know, I understood when iPhone 3gs came out and apple said, look we don't think flash will be as popular 3- years down the line due to html5 so we are not going to make it a part of the iPhone. But it's something that obviously is still widely used and apple should implement it !
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Forget the dead horse beater. :D You can use Flash in the Puffin browser. I use the free version and really like it. Great browser. It does the Flash in the cloud. My sister in law sends my wife eCards that only work with Adobe Flash. I copy the link and paste it on the search bar in Puffin. Works great. Here's the free version App Store link.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puffin-web-browser-free/id472937654?mt=8
 

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What stock mobile OS comes with flash?
The first Android phone with Flash was the HTC Hero . Since then, many other Android phones have it. The little 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread came with Flash preinstalled. My wife's LG Enlighten had Adobe Flash preinstalled. Odd thing is not all Android phones have it or can support it. Other than the iPhone, which phones do not support flash?
 

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It's good to have options so there is also Skyfire. The app converts videos from Flash to a format that is supported by your phone.
When I type in Skyfire, I get Puffin Free. I swipe but don't see Skyfire.
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When I type in Skyfire Web Browser, I get this. I don't think there is a Skyfire. If there is, iTunes does not want you to find it. I'll stick with Puffin Free. The other is $3.99.

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I think Skyfire has been removed from the App Store. :( Maybe they're updating with a totally new version for iOS 8. ITunes may have removed it. ITunes removed CM Security that some were using to "Clean" their phone for more space. The main thing it did was clear Facebook cache. Anyway, no Skyfire.
 
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The first Android phone with Flash was the HTC Hero . Since then, many other Android phones have it. The little 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread came with Flash preinstalled. My wife's LG Enlighten had Adobe Flash preinstalled. Odd thing is not all Android phones have it or can support it. Other than the iPhone, which phones do not support flash?
Android discontinued including Flash. I think Adobe abandoned mobile Flash because they finally admitted it wasn't designed for mobile devices like its meant to on desktop OS's. You pretty much have to hack Android or an Android browser to sideload Flash. Both Android and Adobe no longer support it. HTML 5 is much better for mobile devices.
 

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Android discontinued including Flash. I think Adobe abandoned mobile Flash because they finally admitted it wasn't designed for mobile devices like its meant to on desktop OS's. You pretty much have to hack Android or an Android browser to sideload Flash. Both Android and Adobe no longer support it. HTML 5 is much better for mobile devices.
What about the 360 browser? I believe it supported Flash and is available on the App Store.
 

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Android discontinued including Flash. I think Adobe abandoned mobile Flash because they finally admitted it wasn't designed for mobile devices like its meant to on desktop OS's. You pretty much have to hack Android or an Android browser to sideload Flash. Both Android and Adobe no longer support it. HTML 5 is much better for mobile devices.
This is the perfect explanation and answer as to why we'll never see native support of Flash in iOS.
 

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Android discontinued including Flash. I think Adobe abandoned mobile Flash because they finally admitted it wasn't designed for mobile devices like its meant to on desktop OS's. You pretty much have to hack Android or an Android browser to sideload Flash. Both Android and Adobe no longer support it. HTML 5 is much better for mobile devices.
Funny how when you Google info for research, all you get is old outdated stuff. Thanks for the update. I need to check with Weebly to see if they still require Flash to edit blog sites. Hopefully they've done away with Flash.
 

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ITunes removed CM Security that some were using to "Clean" their phone for more space. The main thing it did was clear Facebook cache. Anyway, no Skyfire.
CM(Clean Master) Security was removed from both iTunes and Android Play Store. Rumor has it that the app was Malware and collecting personal info from the devices. It has since then returned in the Play Store. I don't think anybody is touching that app anymore.
 

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dolphin browser for android will work with 2.3 and newer and has a supported method for installing flash.
not really sure what "android support" means. the hardware vendor supports warranty related issues and app developers decide to what degree they are responsive to inquiries.

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CM(Clean Master) Security was removed from both iTunes and Android Play Store. Rumor has it that the app was Malware and collecting personal info from the devices. It has since then returned in the Play Store. I don't think anybody is touching that app anymore.
That was rumor. Someone got it mixed up. CM Security is used on Android phones as an anti malware solution. The iOS app was pulled because Apple did not like how CM Security cleared cache from bloated apps like Facebook.
 

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That was rumor. Someone got it mixed up. CM Security is used on Android phones as an anti malware solution. The iOS app was pulled because Apple did not like how CM Security cleared cache from bloated apps like Facebook.
I used it on both my Android devices and my iOS devices. The latest Android update killed my battery life on my Android devices. So I removed it. When I read several articles of why it was removed from the Play and AppStore, I removed it from my iOS devices. I've lost trust even if it was a rumor.
 

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dolphin browser for android will work with 2.3 and newer and has a supported method for installing flash.
not really sure what "android support" means. the hardware vendor supports warranty related issues and app developers decide to what degree they are responsive to inquiries.

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The latest update for Dolphin was a bad one. It now runs like crap on my Nexus 10. Lots of force closures, slow web page loading, flash now run really buggy.
 

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I used it on both my Android devices and my iOS devices. The latest Android update killed my battery life on my Android devices. So I removed it. When I read several articles of why it was removed from the Play and AppStore, I removed it from my iOS devices. I've lost trust even if it was a rumor.
I can't speak for Android, as I don't have one. But I've had no issue with it on my iPhone. I only use the cleaner feature. I let iOS manage RAM.