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How to add Adobe Flash support to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Published Nov 21st, 2014 3:40PM EST
Flash On Android
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There is absolutely no question that Adobe Flash took a massive hit when late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made it his personal mission to crush the shaky web tech and replace it with HTML5. Flash will someday be completely extinct as a result of that crusade, but it’s still hanging on for the time being and many websites will continue to make use of Flash for years to come.

People always talk about how phones and tablets are replacing desktop and laptop computers, but can they really be considered a suitable replacement if they can’t even properly display the millions of websites that still use Flash?

If you have an Android device and want to truly experience everything various websites have to offer, we’ll show you how to quickly and easily add Flash support to your phone or tablet.

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According to web technology survey site W3Techs, Adobe Flash is still used on 12.4% of all websites. That means certain elements of millions of websites are not compatible with devices like the iPad, iPhone or Android phones and tablets.

Where Android is concerned, however, adding Flash support is free and easy.

Phone Arena put together a quick guide on how to add Flash support to devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it really couldn’t be easier. Basically there are only two steps.

First, you’ll want to install FlashFox from the Google Play app store. This is a free web browser with integrated support for Adobe Flash.

Since most people will likely not want to use FlashFox as their main web browser instead of Chrome, you’ll also want to install a free app called Flashify. With the Flashify extension, any web page you visit in Chrome (or another browser) that uses Flash elements will pop up a shortcut that will let you open the page in FlashFox with a single tap.

For more details, follow the link below in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.