Google's Chrome for Android Beta Doesn't Support Flash
Android and Chrome, both Google's darlings, have finally got together. Feedback from tech journalists who've got their hands on the new Android browser are generally positive. Most, if not all, agrees that Chrome for Android is better than the native Android browser, in most areas but one — no Flash support. Unlike the stock Android browser, Chrome for Android does not support Flash content, and according to Adobe's blog post, it would stay that way. Just last November, Adobe announced its decision to stop developing Flash Player for mobile browsers, proving Steve Jobs's right all these while. Back in the days when Android was still the underdog, many of its commercials focued on two things: the Android's spec sheet and the inability to use Flash on the iPhone. In fact, Verizon made Flash support the first thing to mention in an Android tablet commercial last May: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R18SPF1fCik?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In all likelihood, Chrome is headed to be the default browser for Android, and that could mark the end of Flash support on Android, a feature once considered important. That shouldn't have much impact on majority of the users, considering the immense popularity of the iPhone even after five years without Flash support.